“Wanna come for a ride,” I asked Helaine? “I want to go to Newport Beach for the sunset.”
Since we’ve been in SoCal I’ve taken very few photos. It’s not that Orange County isn’t photogenic. It’s just photogenic in a different way than my old neighborhood in Hamden. There’s more effort involved to get to the right spot.
Newport Beach is around a half hour away. It is Greenwich with palm trees, right on the Pacific.
Our destination was “Inspiration Point,” which sounds like cheesy dialog from a 1960s beach movie. It’s a bluff just above Corona Del Mar State Beach with an ocean view that includes Santa Catalina Island, over 30 miles away.
There were 15-20 people milling about when we arrived. Sunset viewing is good sport here.
They must have known I wasn’t a native Californian. I wore a long sleeved shirt. They wore coats.
Tonight’s sunset was nothing special. There were few clouds to accentuate the color. I’ll have to come back.
(Click the photos for a larger view, including a tiny sliver of the Moon and Venus in the first image)