- The Salton Sea absolutely, unequivocally reeks.
- Never go there again on a 100+ degree day like we did.
- Yes the stuff that you're stepping on really is made of dead fish.
- It's an absolute must-see if you're ever in Southern California.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
finally! salton sea/julian!
Welcome to another post that doesn't include a National Park! The point of these posts is to help me I hope that this blog will serve as more than a photo dumping ground, but I have a lot of photos to post and loads of raconteuring to do. So here we go!
A few weeks ago the lovely Jess was in San Diego and we decided that not only did we want to spend some significant time together, but that we wanted to do so in the form of a roadtrip. So to Julian and the Salton Sea we went. I'm not going to bore you with my version of historical facts, but safe to say, each place was pretty spectacular in its own way.
Here are some (slightly) interesting photos.
So welcome to the Salton Sea.
I honestly didn't know what to expect. I had been obsessed with it for quite some time and am still intrigued by it, especially because of all of the dilapidated buildings that exist there, not to mention the eerie and quite sullen history.
Here's another sign...
What surprised me the most was just how gross the stench was. Imagine hot, humid, the smell of fish, dilapidation and literally the bones of millions (possibly billions) of dead fish. Here you go, images of dead fish and dilapidation:
I mean really, what happened to this stuff?
Why would you leave your treasured trailer there?
And oh yeah, the dead stuff:
(Sorry about the lopped off top.)
See the beach? Yeah, Eric pointed out to us that it was all bones of dead fish that we were walking on.
And one last shot of the Salton Sea, pretty fitting, I think.
So lessons learned:
Up next, Julian!