I met a buddy of mine at Walt's Wharf in Seal Beach yesterday. I've worked with this guy for 15 years, and we have some wonderful shared experiences... but I digress. After a great lunch and discussing topics that will solve all the world's problems, we wished each other Merry Christmas and left. As I drove my car down Main Street to turn around and head back home, I could see the Seal Beach pier and decided to take a walk out on the pier. It was a beautiful December day in the mid '60s so off I went.
The Seal Beach Pier is a wooden pier, which is kind of cool. Many of the other S. CA piers have been rebuilt over the years and are concrete.
My favorite shot of the day. These kids appeared to be totally enjoying themselves, on Christmas break, and hanging out at the beach without a care in the world. Does it get any better than that??
As I was walking along the pier, I saw this boat pull up to the pier and briefly dock. I overheard someone saying this happens daily, and the boat drops off the workers from the offshore oil platforms. There's a sign on the pier that says "When the boat docks, reel in your fishing line". I didn't see anyone catching anything, but quite a few lines in the water.
View from the pier, looking north... blue skies, no crowds. A perfect winter beach day in S. CA! That's downtown Long Beach in the background. The Queen Mary is near the white dome on the left.
The seagulls on the pier were extremely tame, and seemed only too happy to pose for photos! Happy Skywatch Friday, Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas! Please visit Skywatch Friday for great views of skies from around the world.