Wednesday, April 29, 2009

'O' is for Ocean (abc Wednesday)

Cruise ship departing on an ocean journey (most likely for Baja California) from Port of LA on a recent Saturday afternoon. The view is from Mantis Street in San Pedro. The little tower at the tip of breakwater on the right side is the Angel's Gate Lighthouse.
Although I have not visited Baja California, I've seen many beautiful photographs of its rugged beauty. One of my favorite travel books is The Log from The Sea of Cortez by the American novelist John Steinbeck, where in 1940 he sailed in a sardine boat with his great friend, the biologist Edward F. Ricketts. to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California. Another good read was LA Times columnist Jack Smith's God and Mr. Gomez (1974), where he wrote about building a vacation house in Baja California on the Pacific Coast side.
Join Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday Round 4!

21 comments:

Hyde DP said...

O what a lovely view of the ocean

Bibi said...

Warm scene... Love those red tiles.

Vogon Poet said...

It's nice to see all the fuss of a departing ship so far away but really non so different (scenery apart) from here. Any chance of an image of the lighthouse? I saw the one of the link but it's not so much.
Great photo with the nice touch of the red roof in the foreground.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful Ocean! What a fantastic life could be all day in that little "boat"LOL
Amazing picture
Many thanks for sharing
Léia :-)

uncleawang said...

This are beautiful shots,I love the ocean view.

Abby Lanes said...

I read that the Disney Cruise line is finally going to be located on the West Coast! I can't wait! This photo is fabulous!

Maya said...

I've always loved those tile roofs. It looks great against the ocean like that!

Lois said...

That is a beautiful ocean view!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

We are on the same page today

Angeles Gate (don't know if I'll be here but I might)
God and Mr Gomez (long story there) and John Steinbeck who is represented today on my post (visit all links)

I've done the cruise ship deal but I've not been to Baja either.

Tanya said...

Goegeous shot Tash! I can't believe you haven't been to baja, don't go now though!

Lindab said...

These cruise ships are so high out of the water that it's hard to believe they won't topple over.
I don't know either of the books you mention - it's always a delight to have new recommendations from another country. When we visited LA we spent hours in bookshops. It was fun to discover new Madeleine L'Engle titles which I'd never seen in the UK.

david mcmahon said...

The white and blue are a great contrast.

humanobserver said...

What a view. Juts outstanding.

Mara said...

I wish I were on that cruiseship, watching the ocean go by. Good choice!

Danial said...

It's beautiful ocean ,specially this ship.

m_m said...

I like your composition with red roof and great blue ocean:)

Lisa Wilson said...

What an amazing view! The photo seems to go on forever. What depth!

Jay said...

What a beautiful blue that ocean is!

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Tash. I love this shot! It is practically the view from my house. That is the Norwegian Star, Here is the cruise ship calendar, I consult it all the time to see the name of the ship and where she is headed.
http://www.sanpedro.com/spcom/cruiscal.htm

LL
P.S. Today the Balmoral is making her maiden call. I'll be looking out for her. She will be heading for the Caribbean via Panama Canal.

Keith said...

Beautiful scene and colors. I used to read Jack Smith's newspaper column religiously, including his adventures in Mexico. I really need to get the book.

Leif Hagen said...

Great OCEAN picture! I like your photos and today's "Red Hat" ladies is great! I'm new to CDP; I started EAGAN daily photo. My ABC Wednesday just started so I'm off sync with the rest of you. Greetings from the Twin Cities of Minnesota.