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Malibu, CA

When you think about Malibu, the one thing you immediately associate it with is … (drum roll please) … surfing.

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Beach shorts (check!), sandals/slippers (check!), sunglass (check!), and sunblock (not so much). I’m driving to Pacific Coast Highway-1 one of the most recognized, beautiful road stretches in the world. (I say in the world… Resistance is futile.) Malibu

You can see back, back there is Mugu Rock, famous for many car commercials. (By the way, you can stop the drum rolls now.)

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That’s the ever-conpicuous sand hill and my Jeep Liberty Yea Yeah! ( I added the Yea Yeah 😀 ) I advise to take that climb to the top. It will leave you breathless. Breathless because the view is awesome. Breatheless because it will leave you gasping for breath.

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If that kid can do it, you can too. I did it three times one morning. 😉

(Wait a moment) …

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Driving forward …

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A lot of surfers across from Neptune’s Net… (I don’t need to dine in Neptune’s Net. I brought me my coffee, some crackers, and a banana. I can sit on a bench and watch the surfers.)

I don’t have that really good surf action pictures…

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Not all (a lot of) my travel posts are not tagged ‘photography’. I think I completely welcome photography shots on this one. (Yes, I’m bragging. I really love these shots.)

More driving …

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Watch out for pedestrians crossing the roads when driving on PCH. It’s a dangerous road most especially at night as many areas don’t have any lights. Watch out for people and cars on the side of the road. Watch your speed! There’s plenty of police cars roaming around.

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And watch where you park too!

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That’s a lifeguard … uhm … house? … tower? … I’m not really sure what what people call it …lifeguard … look-out? … stand? … shack?

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Okay, I’m getting fried. Time to go home …

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Last Call …

This filthy (filthy!) car is determined to

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None of the images is edited.

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52 replies »

  1. Wow, thanks! Staring at those wonderful ocean photos, I felt peaceful and calm. Once in a while, I chuckled for your sense of humor. Then I saw the surprise at the end! Thank you so much! I am honored. And than you for all the helps you have given to me. You are a great teacher in photographing and in being a good person living a meaningful life! Helen

    • I loved your honesty in your blog saying you are learning. And I love your progress. I don’t think you’re a student. You’re like most of us who constantly are taking pointers and learning.

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  3. Awww…thank you SO much for the feature Rommel!!! It is very much appreciated!! 😀 Another great post and the photographs perfectly describes what Malibu is all about. Don’t underestimate your photography skills my friend! You did great capturing the details in the photographs and my favorite is the sand hill photo with the family and your jeep. It’s a wonderful composition. It’s different and definitely got me curious about that sand hill. I am so climbing that next time I go back there! 😀 By the way, you should try their clam chowder at Neptune’s Net next time you swing by the area. In case you haven’t tried it yet. 🙂 It’s really yummy and the only New England clam chowder I’ve had here in the West Coast that actually tastes the same as the one back East! It’s the BEST! I was there back in February but not for the food though but because of The Fast and the Furious movie :D. I’m a huge fan of Paul Walker and the Fast movies and there was a scene that was filmed there from the first installment.The restaurant has also been featured in Rachael Ray’s $40 A Day show and has been dubbed one of the best restaurants in LA. I seriously should get paid promoting them! Hahahaha! Sorry for this super long comment! I get excited talking about food, scenic places and Paul Walker :D. Thanks again for the feature!!

    • It was only a matter of time that I feature you.
      That little sand hill and my jeep pic … literally, a car park behind mine right after I took that shot. If I was seconds too late, I’d probably do something that I wouldn’t be able to share here. 😀 I’m kidding!
      I had the clam chowder during my first exploration of California. I just don’t eat out much. One likely to return if I am touring someone.
      So many entertainment scenes set in California places I’ve been to, I was thinking of making a post like that but it’s gotten to a point that it was so hard to keep track of.

  4. Wonderful photos, Rommel. Well done on climbing up that sandhill, not once, but three times. The guy in the deck chair looks so close to the action, that he might soon find himself getting very wet. Love your ‘last call’ shot. 😆

    • Thanks, G.L. Jackson. I thought it was easy as I had before, but I definitely underestimated it. You also need luck with the waves just like the surfers themselves. 😉

  5. I thought Australia had the best beaches! Great photography, I have only been there once and had lots of fun. Thanks for sharing.
    Karen

    • Glad you to hear you had fun here. I’m not surprised, it’s easy to do it. 😉 I’m sure Australian beaches have so much say to the beaches here in CA. Thanks for the comment and visit.

  6. For all my life, the mere mention of the name “California” has always mainly inspired these kinds of images in my head. Such scenes may mainly or exclusively be the norm for Malibu but this beautiful sunniness and pleasure living is my overall California dream.

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