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Folks gather at Bates Beach Park on the Rincon for our 3 1/2 mile walk up the beach to Carpinteria for Dinner.
Scott Conley and Jane Watson arriving for our beach hike and dinner.
Gail Hartung, our trip organizer and hostess. GREAT JOB GAIL - THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US!
The Carpinteria coast line for our walk. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful day.
With such a beautiful day we went from the activity limit of 30 to 47, on an easy hike. The hike starts at a reallly nice picnic ground of its own on the top of a bluff with a great view of the ocean.
And we're off. Following the trail from the Bates Beach Park on the bluff down the trail and onto the ocean sand.
Yes, Bates Beach California was known for years as a nude beach. The government fixed it all apparently with this one small sign.
Bill De Silva. Bill volunteered his camera for the pictures along the way. Thank you Bill, hope folks like the results and the memories.
The first of our group reaches the beach.
We're on the shore. Bates beach isn't as heavily visited as it once was prior to "the sign" being posted. It's a very pleasant place. The picnic area at the top would make for a good gathering spot for a picnic as would another similar site up the coast in Summerland.
It was a terrific beach day. Water was glassy and the tide was just beginning to come in.
Oil rigs and the Channel Islands further beyond in the distance.
We kept a casual, easy conversation pace on this hike. We were just out for fun, not for endurance or speed.
Jane, Pam and Scott.
The Bates/Carpinteria bluffs above, the ocean to our side.
Scott Conley, with Pam Vine and Jane Watson. The ladies are sporting color coordinated outfits for the walk.
Bill deSilva and Ann Wright chat as they walk the coast line.
Ann Wright and Bill Da Silva.
Hardly 'surfers' waves here, but beautiful to experience non the less.
Jane with a local 'stud' (just kidding Jane). You do wonder what this once connected to in the history of the coast line and oil rigging.
Many ways to enjoy the beach.
Gail Horvath gathers the group as we reach one spot where the tide has come in. Do we go 'up and over' or do we go wading?