Before I headed out for my first morning of exploring, I had breakfast at the cafe across from my motel. There was this really cool hand-made wooden toy created by prisoners at a near-by facility, with programs to help them re-enter society.
Now I'll show you more photos of nearby RIALTO BEACH. (I did a gnarly tree sketch there...see Pt. 1 of this blog series.) I was excited to try out my brand new sandals that I bought for beach walking. It did not take long before I discovered an unfortunate detail about the terrain. The holes in the sandals were the PERFECT size for letting in the small rocks that covered the beach. Very frustrating!!! So after I finished sketching, I went back to the car and put on my tennis shoes.
I decided to take the mile-and-a-half walk down the beach to visit "Hole In The Wall" rock. Along the way, you begin to see several gigantic rocks ("needles") towering in the hazy distance.
All tuckered-out...but happy!