Newport Beach, California
While nothing is open at this time of the day, it's still fun to walk around with a cup of coffee and just admire the scenery of the Balboa Fun Zone situated on beautiful Newport Harbor, especially on an exceptionally clear morning where one can also see Fashion Island as well as Saddleback Mountain off in the distance.
This only happens once every 100 years or so, but if one looks closely at this photo, you will see (starting from the far right to left), the Moon, Saturn (above and slightly to the left of the Moon, then Mars (very faint in this photo), then Venus, and finally to the left of Venus just above the cloud line is Jupiter. Very cool and observing this phenomenon frm the Newport Pier makes it even more special!
In just a few days, the restaurant building at the end of the Newport Beach Pier is to be torn down and the end of the pier will be closed to public access for a period of time. This building has been there for as long as I've lived in Newport Beach (over 40 years) and has been a combo snack / bait shop as well as a couple of different restaurants, the last being a sushi place.
The Crystal Cove Historic District is a 12.3-acre coastal portion of the 2,791-acre Crystal Cove State Park. The federally listed Historic District is an enclave of 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built as a seaside colony in the 1930’s & ‘40’s and nestled around the mouth of Los Trancos Creek. It is one of the last remaining examples of early 20th century Southern California coastal development.
A very interesting and historic area of Newport Beach is Crystal Cove, once home to squatters who constructed 46 rustic cottages forming a seaside colony around the mouth of Los Tancos Creek. This is now a California State Park with a little over 3 miles of pristine coastline.
It's a calm morning at the wold famous Wedge in Newport Beach, CA..., for now. But as soon as that south swell starts to build, watch out as this portion of the beach will be packed with surfers, bodyboarders, photographers, and spectators all looking for that 'one wave' to rule them all. It's Big Kahona time at the Wedge!