Team Up Thursday | Where You Live

Joanne and I are literally a world apart separated by a great body of water. But we both have one thing in common, that vast ocean so near to where we live. For me, the best thing about coming home is getting to the rise of the hill and seeing the ocean spread out before me. It has a calming effect on me and I am at peace once more.

I love the pod of dolphins in Joanne's photos, it's amazing to be on the ocean whale watching and become the "watched" when dolphins arrive on the scene. Such playful creatures.
My picture is from the International Boardwalk at the local pier. we used to walk down there quite regularly, but now that it's a bit further with our move, we haven't made the walk so much. The boardwalk area was once part of a casino/auditorium and bath house/saltwater plunge in the early 20th Century. Similar to the famous Sutro Baths in San Francisco. People would ride the Red Cars down from downtown Los Angeles for a vacation or to just stay for the weekend.  You wouldn't know the history of our small city today just by looking at it. It has changed drastically in the last 40 years.

We've been under a marine layer for the past month with 60 degree weather. Yesterday we finally woke up to sunshine! We are all feeling the lightness of the sunshine in our spirits - we've been waiting for summer to arrive on our sandy shore. Time to hit the beach!

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jillconyers said...

Great shots. I want to live where you live :)

Jen said...

Beautiful dip. I am with Jill. I want to live where you live too.

Megan said...

what's funny is that if we didn't know, we might think these were two views of the same coast!

Corey~living and loving said...

wonderful diptych! I love that you both live near the beach.

Killlashandra said...

The dolphins are wonderful! What a great shot. And your signs are perfect. Although I don't see Albuquerque on there. lol

I have times when I miss the ocean. I grew up on the east coast of the US and now live in a desert. lol

Wonderful combo!

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