Tuesday, February 7
Reggie and I greet a pink morning at the Salton Sea!
Ahh . . . Stretch those muscles, Reg!
The sunrise is best viewed by looking west.
I open our door to the Sea and to mountains and clouds painted pink.
What a way to start a day . . . .
I leave the door open as I prepare a pot of fresh coffee in the french press. Reggie lingers outside. He likes this camp at Corvina Beach.
Feels like this cool morning may turn into a warm day . . . .
Mecca Beach Campground, Salton Sea Recreation Area
After breakfast Reg and I hit the walking trail that leads away from our camp, heading north to the next campground, Mecca Beach.
Reggie loves his green jacket! It’s his favorite.
The trail is soft sand without any rocks, a pleasure, I’m sure, for Reggie. He lags behind to sniff and “water” a bush, then sprints to catch up and pass by me.
For me, this is what full-time RVing is all about.
Positioning one’s home in good weather. Shirt-sleeve weather. Sandals in sand. An eager pup leading the way. Sea gulls calling. Pelicans floating. Beautiful blue water on one side and a train passing on the other.
I’ve become accustomed to the trains. I’d miss them if they stopped passing our camp!
“Hold up a minute, Reg.”
I stop to wave to the conductor.
Not because I expect him or her to see the wave or to respond. I wave because it’s that kind of day, a stop-and-wave kind of day.
The trail weaves through the bushes, following the shoreline, until we reach Mecca Beach Campground. Reg and I walk the paved road. Only a couple RVs are parked here and at least one of them is for the camp host.
As you can see, the campsites are parking-lot style.
The picnic tables are on gravel and many of the campsites have trees.
The camp host’s site
Several sites have a pleasant view of the Sea.
Rows and rows of picnic tables with no people . . .
Camping fees are $30 for hook-ups (4 sites) and $20 without hook-ups, plus $8 fee if you place a reservation, $7.50 if you cancel a reservation, fee forfeiture if you cancel after 5 p.m.
I’m so glad I have solar. Paying $30 a night would drag me down, even if I could easily afford it. It’s nice to be able to camp for $8 a night instead of $20 – $30.
Bumper sticker seen in Blythe
Wednesday, February 8
A regular day . . . wash a basin of dishes, spot-clean the Best Little Trailer, walk Reggie up and down the shoreline, watch the birds, do some reading, take some photos, bask in the sun, and talk with a guy who is car-camping at Corvina Beach.
He tells me he tried camping in his tent and discovered he became cold at night, so switched to his car.
“I like it here,” he says, gazing out at the Sea. “I may stay another week. I live not far away and wanted to see what this is like.”
He set up his camera on a tripod on the beach.
The sun is low in the sky across the Sea. We talk about the conditions that create a beautiful sunset.
We exchange wishes for a good night, and Reggie and I walk back to our home.
Reggie sniffs where an RV was parked. There are only a few campers at Corvina Beach.
While I sit in the lounger eating dinner, the sun paints the sky and the beach.
I put my meal aside to run around the BLT for the next shot.
The show continues and I take many photos. I’ll show you some in a future post!
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