Sunset Sunday at Redondo Beach in California

Sunset Sunday at Redondo Beach in California

Fog had started to roll in over the coastal mountain range in San Francisco, where I was living at the time, and it was late in the day but I felt determined to see the sun set over the Pacific Ocean…

So packing my equipment in the car and extra layers of clothing just in case…we set off on a winding road through eucalyptus and redwood trees that would eventually dump us out in Half Moon Bay. It wasn’t a long drive from the city but it was a pleasant one and before I knew it, we felt like it was time to stop the car because we had settled on a stop at Redondo Beach.

I was unprepared for the majesty that would await us. It was, in a way, more like something out of Lord of the Rings and it seemed reminiscent of images I’ve seen from New Zealand more than California.  The temperature dropped so quickly it nearly took my breath away and the wind took what was left as we climbed down the cliffs to the sandy beach.

Black boulders exposed by the crashing waves in front of us and red formations of packed dirt behind us, we settled on a spot that was only slightly protected from the elements and prepared to marvel at the colors of nature that make Redondo Beach such a fantastic place to visit for any length of time:Sunset Sunday at Redondo Beach in CaliforniaSunset Sunday at Redondo Beach in CaliforniaSunset Sunday at Redondo Beach in California

I’m not sure my photos do that day do the beach justice but it was so fun to try. The whole time I was taking photos, or watching the sun as it set, coloring the waves and making the sky come alive – this favorite quote of mine tumbled around in the halls of my mind…

“What are men compared to rocks and mountains…” ~ Pride & Prejudice (…and oceans and sunsets)