On Wed. I went to Newport Beach to go for a walk. It was so empty there.
No one on the beach at all. It was overcast and almost eerie out there.
The life guard stations are all closed up until next Spring. The sand has been smoothed out and everyone is staying away.
A lot of the houses right on the boardwalk are vacation rentals and now the signs are back out as the houses sit empty.
One rental sign had the rental price on it. I almost fell over when I saw it was $4000 a month for a 3 bedroom place.
That was the Winter rental rate. What in the world do they charge for Summer time? How can anyone afford to pay that?
I loved these chairs. They look like they were freshly painted and already to go for next Spring/Summer.
I walked 3 miles and hardly saw a soul the whole time. A lone bike rider went by and a few mothers with a stroller went by but other then that...no one.
Yes, the Beach is a different place in Fall/Winter but I love it. I find it to be peaceful and a great place to walk in silence.
I felt like I could have walked even farther then I did but I was running out of time as I had to get to an appointment I had.
I'll be back though. I'm sure I'll be back several times before the crowds come back.
Thank you to everyone who offered up well wishes for my sister. She came through the procedure with flying colors and is feeling fine.