There’s one thing that really stinks about LA — parking. Being a loyal San Diegan, I’m used to free beach parking which makes the beach a friendly place to all families regardless of income.

Surfboards on a wall

My friend and I intended to go to the beach somewhere near the Santa Monica/Malibu border, but a search for a coveted parking space (that didn’t cost the same as a small monkey on Craigslist aka $20) led us up the 101 Highway to mid-Malibu.

After we found a parking space in a most likely illegal spot, we unloaded our surfboards and ventured into the water — a break, we soon realized, that was ideal for longboarders and people with hoof-strong feet (perhaps Ooba Ooba, my friend, would have fared better here). My 5’9″ shortboard was not too pleased with the waves, and It didn’t help that we hobbled up and down on the sharp rocks as if a cowboy was shooting at our feet with a pistol while screaming, “DANCE FOOLS! DANCE!!!”

About an hour, five scrapes, and three dings to the surfboards later, we decided to dry off and explore the nearby area with my camera. The lagoon at sunset was beautiful — I’ll let you see for yourself.

Exposed rocks during low tide

Rocks that gave me more cuts than my heels after prom night.

Dead Stingray in Malibu

Dead little stingray relaxing on the shore

Malibu surfers

Surfers battling for the right-of-way.

Hereeee crabby crabby! Anthony playing with little hermit crabs.

Pink sunset

Pink sky

Sunset in Malibu

One less sunset

Malibu Lagoon

The Malibu Lagoon

Malibu Pier

Sweepers always remind me of my grandpa

Malibu fence

This fence is so funny to me — as if it would stop anyone from trespassing on “private property.”

Moss on Rocks

Moss on rocks on fox on socks? Dr. Seuss, these rocks are for you.

Malibu Sunset on the Lagoon

Sunset over the lagoon

Fire in the sky

Fire in the sky

Today was no different than any other, but it’s nice to appreciate the small things. After all, every sunset you see is one less sunset you’ll get to see. Morbid, but true!

Surfer at Sunset

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