Some Snaps from the Salton Sea
A few photos from the Salton Sea.
There is something that feels timeless and prehistoric about this place…something about how the mountains just seem to abruptly rise from the sea. At any minute you’d expect to see pterodactyls skimming across the water.
An early morning view from our campsite.
Jenny and Steve, the couple who we shared Christmas dinner with. They spotted our live broadcast and waved us down while we were cycling on the road and invited us for dinner. Jenny is heavily involved with the local community and has facilitated the refurbishing of the historic Salton Sea Yacht club.
A great view of the sea and mountains from inside the soon to be reopened yacht club museum.
Laura and Jenny at the entrance of the San Andreas oasis.
The palm trees were enormous!
A pool of collected water in the oasis.
I wonder which way the wind blows?
Goofing off at the abandoned playground.
The whole area is a photographer’s dream!
The sunset view from our campsite.
terry December 31, 2009 at 3:42 pm
Looking good guys!!
I sent you a little something on paypal for the Beef Jerky Holiday Fund…Enjoy and have a Merry New Year!!!
James NomadRip January 1, 2010 at 6:13 am
Lived in So Cal for all but 2 of the last 40 years, and never went there. I shall have to get out there.
Amy January 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm
Sean and I were at the yacht club with our friend Di back in Nov. 2008. It was very much abandoned at the time both inside and out. Sad but we had fun exploring and finding geocache in the area. Glad to see the club is being restored. We used the empty swimming pool, all graffiti-ed, and the buried playground as spots for a photo shoot of us for our parents, as well as Bombay Beach. There is sometimes beauty in dilapidation
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Hi, I just found out about your blog from Mark at Foothills bike club in Yuma. I live in eastern AZ in the mtns. but you likely will not pass through here (Springerville on hwy 60) as we are up to our ears in snow, and I think you will want to go the southern route. I have put the word out on my facebook page that you may pass through Tucson, where I used to live. I belong to a huge hiking club there, and have many friends who hike and bike, so maybe one of them will contact you regarding a place to stay in Tucson.
I recently met another very interesting cross country cyclist, who finished her Boston-to-Santa Monica ride just last week. She also had a somewhat different philosophy than most of the other cross country cyclists. She was not in a hurry, and she traveled alone. Great writer, and a good eye for small details in her photos, all of which were taken with an iPhone. Here is her website: http://www.victoriasride.com I think you will enjoy reading it.
I plan to follow your trip, as I am very interested in long-term travel. I have had some interesting times in my life, living off the grid in a cabin in Hawaii that I built mostly from scrap lumber, and doing lots of backpacking, etc. And I am also a cyclist, both road and mtn. So I can very much relate to your commitment to your new lifestyle on the road. I am a lot older than you, however, so having a home base and a big garden is what is working for me now.
Best wishes on your journey and for the New Year,
Eagar/Springerville, Arizona, in the White Mountains