Sunday, December 10, 2017
Today, we drove up the coast to Laguna Beach, which is known for its many art galleries as well as beautiful beaches.
Every year from mid-November to mid-December, there is a Winter Fantasy Sawdust Art & Craft Festival in Laguna Beach. This was the 27th year for the winter event, a summer festival celebrated its 52nd year in 2017. There were 520 arts & crafts booths, plus demonstration areas, food and beverages, and entertainment. The dirt ground is covered with sawdust (mulch) to keep the dust down.
We also spent some time downtown, and walked along the beach. It was another beautiful day.
Monday, December 11
It’s nice to have a day with nothing scheduled. This morning, we went for a long walk on the beach – it was a perfect day for it. When we visited the beach a few days ago, high tide occurred at about 10:30 am, so we had to dodge the waves. Today, low tide was closer to 11:00 am, giving us much more beach area. The height fluctuates only about 3-5 feet, but it certainly made a difference in how far we could walk.
It’s easy to see the difference by looking at the algae on the rocks and shoreline. Most of the rock is sandstone which invites people to carve their initials and/or messages. It’s easy to see the erosion that’s occurring – at some time, this beach will extend further inland.
It was a good morning for surfing, with waves that provided some long rides for local aficionados. They look like they’re have a wonderful time – understandable.