1966. The year Killer Dana died.


Seeing this sign at Dana Point Harbor reminded me of the extinction of a #surfing era known as Killer Dana. It happened in 1966 when the first boulder of the breakwater was dropped.  It was completed in 1971.

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Best of 2019 – A day at the beach.


It’s October and another warm and sunny summer-like day in Southern California, where larger-than-normal crowds are expected at the beach.

Photographed on October 5, 2019 from the Huntington Beach Pier looking south towards Newport Beach.


Roy’s Motel Cafe – Best of 2019


Roy’s Motel & Cafe in Amboy, CA opened as a gas station in 1938 along Route 66 and thrived until Interstate 40 opened and diverted traffic off the historic route in 1972

I made this shot a few months before the iconic monument sign was restored and re-lit last month.


The best of 2019 – Blue Angels @ Miramar


One of the most spectacular sights I saw this year was the annual MCAS Miramar Air Show in San Diego.  In its 64th year, the event covers three days of aerial displays, including the Blue Angels pictured here. If we weren’t looking up at the skies, we toured static displays of dozens of vintage and modern aircraft from military, firefighting, search & rescue, law enforcement, as well as special interest private aviation.

It’s not easy getting a decent picture of screaming jets flying past at nearly 400 mph (640 km/h)!

This was our first trip to see the show and loved it.  We’ll be back next year!