Wordless Wednesday By AratiNovember 11, 2020 ( 9 ) Share this:FacebookTwitterWhatsAppPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Photography, Seascapes, The JourneyTags: Beach, Capitola California, Children, Monterey Bay, Photography, Play time, Seagulls, Wordless Wednesday Related Articles Solace By Arati6 days ago Para Gael 12/31/1947 – 11/14/2022 By Arati1 week ago ( 3 ) Santa Cruz… and the shoe stories By Arati2 weeks ago ( 8 ) 9 comments › Curt Mekemson November 13, 2020 • 3:58 pm Reminds me of the days when I was growing up and my parents took an annual trip down to visit my grandparents who lived on the Central Coast near Watsonville. I would spend wonderful days playing on the ocean and exploring tide pools. –Curt LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ Arati November 18, 2020 • 2:59 pm I love hearing about your connection with the area near Watsonville. I love it there and hope to move back to that area next Spring. Childhood beach memories 🙂 LikeLike Reply ↓ Curt Mekemson November 19, 2020 • 3:24 pm My grandparents had a home just opposite an airfield and right next to a eucalyptus grove, Arati. My comments on the eucalyptus trees you photograph date back to those times. 🙂 He loved to fish in the ocean and I think we were an excuse for him to escape. He would take us to different beaches and turn us loose to explore and play. One of my early memories was of the cement ship. He worked for the California office of unemployment and was also assigned to a couple more offices along the Central Coast so we got to explore different areas. –Curt LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ Arati November 19, 2020 • 7:45 pm Sweet to hear. The cement ship is still there :). I used to ride my motorcycle down to Watsonville in the 80’s to watch the air show at the air field. Old planes, old crop dusters. It was such a trip. Seems like sooooo long ago. LikeLike Reply ↓ Curt Mekemson November 20, 2020 • 11:01 am Try the 50s Arati, for a while ago 🙂 Riding your motorcycle down for the airshows sounds romantic. In the 70s I had a VW Camper Van, back in the days when you could get away with pulling off the highway and parking. I had many happy escapes to the Central Coast. I don’t focus much on nostalgia but I will confess to missing those days. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ Nitya Amrita November 11, 2020 • 5:17 pm The seagulls in CA are twice the size of Aussie ones. N Sent from my iPhone > LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ Arati November 18, 2020 • 3:00 pm They certainly do seem very big when flying towards ones lens! LikeLike Reply ↓ Jann Einfeld November 11, 2020 • 4:28 pm Aaahhhh, blessed ocean, sun, & sky LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ Arati November 18, 2020 • 2:59 pm Yes! LikeLike Reply ↓ your thoughts, reflections are welcomed Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.