Great Photos from Another trip to Surf Beach, Lompoc, California

Upon entering Surf Beach, California, I was greeted by this large piece of driftwood. I wonder where this tree started, and how it made its way all the way here.
In the distance, I could see a flock of sea ducks floating in the water. They seemed very relaxed and happy with the environment.
In the distance, I could see a flock of sea ducks floating in the water. They seemed very relaxed and happy with the environment.

 

I panned my camera at the Surf Beach, Lompoc, Bird estuary. It is quite an experience. Several cranes were seen throughout the day. There weren't as many birds as usual this day, sometime I visit and I will see 100's of them.
I panned my camera at the Surf Beach, Lompoc, Bird estuary. It is quite an experience. Several cranes were seen throughout the day. There weren’t as many birds as usual this day, sometime I visit and I will see 100’s of them.

 

I took a stroll through Surf Beach park. There were several trees which had a unique appearance, I would have loved to sit beneath one of them and spend the entire day reading.
I took a stroll through Surf Beach park. There were several trees which had a unique appearance, I would have loved to sit beneath one of them and spend the entire day reading.

 

This train bridge brings back memories of when I was a child and I used to run across it to get to the sand dunes on the other side.
This train bridge brings back memories of when I was a child and I used to run across it to get to the sand dunes on the other side.

 

I took a moment to gaze beneath the Surf Beach train bridge, when I was a child, I would climb beneath train bridges and wait for trains to come roaring above me, quite exhilarating.
I took a moment to gaze beneath the Surf Beach train bridge, when I was a child, I would climb beneath train bridges and wait for trains to come roaring above me, quite exhilarating.

 

Here are the remains of a once magnificent pier which was used during the construction of Vandenberg Airforce Base.
Here are the remains of a once magnificent pier which was used during the construction of Vandenberg Airforce Base.

 

Upon entering Surf Beach, California, I was greeted by this large piece of driftwood. I wonder where this tree started, and how it made its way all the way here.
Upon entering Surf Beach, California, I was greeted by this large piece of driftwood. I wonder where this tree started, and how it made its way all the way here.

 

Approaching the beach, I saw sand dunes everywhere. Some were covered in a bright green carpet of vegetation.
Approaching the beach, I saw sand dunes everywhere. Some were covered in a bright green carpet of vegetation.

 

The sand dunes continued all the way to the beach. Snowy plovers make their nests in the dunes at certain times of the year, so it is best to view them from a distance as to not disturb the birds.
The sand dunes continued all the way to the beach. Snowy plovers make their nests in the dunes at certain times of the year, so it is best to view them from a distance as to not disturb the birds.

 

After trudging through the sand for several minutes, I finally reached the Pacific Ocean, the edge of the world. Central Coast of California has some of the nicest beaches in the world.
After trudging through the sand for several minutes, I finally reached the Pacific Ocean, the edge of the world. Central Coast of California has some of the nicest beaches in the world.

 

The waves came crashing in on the shores of the coastline. Surf Beach is well known for having very rough waves.
The waves came crashing in on the shores of the coastline. Surf Beach is well known for having very rough waves.

 

The waves keep rolling into Surf Beach. They will never stop their barrage on the beach, each wave is a warrior which will never stop sculpting the landscape.
The waves keep rolling into Surf Beach. They will never stop their barrage on the beach, each wave is a warrior which will never stop sculpting the landscape.

 

The California coastline continues onwards as far as the eye can see.
The California coastline continues onwards as far as the eye can see.

 

I looked behind me and I saw my imprints in the sand, soon to be washed away, just another faded memory in my mind.
I looked behind me and I saw my imprints in the sand, soon to be washed away, just another faded memory in my mind.

 

Surf beach is covered in many large pieces of driftwood, relics of their prior lives as trees upon a foreign shore.
Surf beach is covered in many large pieces of driftwood, relics of their prior lives as trees upon a foreign shore.

 

I saw this large plank sitting on Surf Beach. I've seen shipwrecks on the shore before, there is a good possibility that this plank was a piece of a once great wooden ship from our past.
I saw this large plank sitting on Surf Beach. I’ve seen shipwrecks on the shore before, there is a good possibility that this plank was a piece of a once great wooden ship from our past.

 

I could see the magnificent train bridge from the shore of Surf Beach.
I could see the magnificent train bridge from the shore of Surf Beach.

 

I saw a crane shuffling through the water looking for small fish to eat. Behind him rises the train bridge waiting for another traveler to speed by.
I saw a crane shuffling through the water looking for small fish to eat. Behind him rises the train bridge waiting for another traveler to speed by.

 

I saw these reeds growing from the waters of the bird estuary. They really stood out to me as a marvel of what life can do.
I saw these reeds growing from the waters of the bird estuary. They really stood out to me as a marvel of what life can do.

 

What an interesting piece of driftwood. The twisted nature of this wood makes me wonder what it looked like when it was alive.
What an interesting piece of driftwood. The twisted nature of this wood makes me wonder what it looked like when it was alive.

 

I took one last look at the train bridge and the reeds as I walked away from Surf Beach, feeling rejuvenated from the fresh sea air and the wonderful noise of the waves.
I took one last look at the train bridge and the reeds as I walked away from Surf Beach, feeling rejuvenated from the fresh sea air and the wonderful noise of the waves.