Thursday, 14 July 2011

Balboa Beach Sunset

From a park above Balboa Beach, California

I've received this delighful postcard of the view from a park above Balboa Beach in California from Pat. It's on heavyish watercolour paper.  I couldn't quite decide whether it was NOT or rough.  It certainly stood up to its travels very well.

Pat tells me that she climbs up the hill in the park so she can see the ocean, the rooftops and the sunset in the evening.   She then sketches at the top before taking herself off a pastry and a coffee!

The view and her story took me back instantly to 2006.  I whiled away some time during my drive down Highway 1 from San Francisco to San Diego having my Sunday morning breakfast in a cafe above Zuma Beach on Highway 1 in Malibu.

Pat's postcard reminded me so much of being up high looking down at the California coastline and the Pacific Ocean.  It's great to have a reminder of what it feels like to look down at the ocean.

7 comments:

Robyn Sinclair said...

That is a beautiful card. One can feel the Trade Winds tickling the palms. I'm not sure if the Trade Winds actually reach California but you've captured the romance of the place so well, Pat. Giving Katherine itchy feet again too, by the sounds of it.

Bridget Hunter said...

Isn't it amazing to see the very different places around the world all the postcard people walk! Pat has captured this vantage point beautifully.

vivien said...

beautiful and how amazing to have such a great walk/view so near

Alison Staite said...

Super colours and atmosphere! Definitely deserving of a pastry and coffee afterwards! :o)

Desiree said...

Wow Pat this is beautiful! You captured it perfectly! I could see this as a big painting!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Once again, so beautiful Pat...so many different interpretations you have and they are all stunning!
Ronelle

Papierflieger said...

Sunny California dreams, a perfect summer holiday card...

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