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February 8th, 2010 – by: cneoridium
The great thing about this beach is that no one goes there. Well, beside an occasional practice beach invasion and the giant attack hovercrafts that cross it once in a while. Pretty much every other beach on the southern coast of California is covered with people. Crowds come down on weekends, tractors scrape off the "bothersome" plants and seaweed each week so that it won't bother people, dogs chase any bird that lands on the sand...
Here, the beach is pretty much intact, like it would have been a hundred years ago. The water gives way to a wide, sandy beach - it's not uncommon to see turtles and seals here, impossible almost anywhere else in the region. Above that are dunes with a whole community of plants found nowhere else in the world. Steep cliffs rise 10 to 50 meters above the beach, pocked with caves full of bats, owls, ravens and other creatures. At the base of the cliffs, water seeps up in the spring, forming muddy red pools with untold creatures living in them.
Needless to say, I'm always happy to work in this little community.
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