Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Horror Continues...


Dateline: Sunday, January 14, 2018, Pacific Palisades, California.

As we previously posted back in 2009, our beloved community pool was filled with dirt by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

x-ref:  http://paliesq.blogspot.com/2009/01/hey-joe-where-you-goin-with-that.html

Here are photos I took this afternoon of this continuing horror story:






This legacy recreational facility should be returned to its original purpose. The value of an aquatics program for the constituents and beneficiaries of the SMMC's mission is obvious, e.g., in Southern California, knowing how to swim is a critical life skill.  Kids from the inner city that are brought to this property to learn about nature and to hike could also be taught to swim.  Renting the facility out to private groups could also bring in revenue for the SMMC. 

Sincerely,

Will Maguire
www.PaliEsq.com
http://PaliEsq.blogspot.com

(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2018).

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

A Walk Along the Shoreline...



Above and below, Santa Monica State Beach, near Ocean Park...


Dateline:  Saturday morning, August 19, 2017, along Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach.....




Venice Beach between Brooks Ave and Westminster.....




Below, at right, the rainbow themed painted lifeguard tower at Brooks Ave...








The Venice Breakwater, below....




Beach Lifeguard watching the water.....









Morning workout completed √   Watching the water √   Cup of coffee...


Below, today's scavenging is turning out well:  lost swim goggles √,  toy shovel √,  broken pair of Oakley sun glass frames..... to be added to an arts & crafts effort that is currently hush hush...






Below, the Venice Pier...









Rip current near shore below just south of Venice Pier with two guards in the water making a rescue each!...














PIZZA!... on the Venice Boardwalk.....


GIANT SLICE PIZZA $1.99


Brooks Ave rainbow themed lifeguard tower below...



Rose Ave. lifeguard tower below...



... and back to Santa Monica at Ocean Park.....






#August #Summer2017... beach volleyball, walking, biking, boating, swimming, surfing... #sunshine!
















Respectfully submitted,

Will Maguire,
www.PaliEsq.com
http://PaliEsq.blogspot.com

(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2017.)

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