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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Seaside Cement Boat

Hello everyone,
How about a walk down by the seaside. Actually this photo of the steps was taken at New Brighton State Beach. The photo below is the beach at Seacliff State Beach. I would love to live in one of those beautiful homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean any day. How about you?
Seacliff's famous fishing pier extends out to a unique concrete tanker, the SS Palo Alto. It was built during World War I, when wartime steel shortages create a demand for alternate shipbuilding materials. However, when the war ended, so did the desperate need for ships, and the Palo Alto was never completed. In 1930 the Seacliff Amusement Corporation bought the ship and turned it into an elaborate amusement center. Today the stripped and abandoned Palo Alto is unsafe and closed to the public, but the pier is open for fishing.  
The beautiful coast line along Monterey Bay
When I was young in the early 50's we would walk out on the pier and take a closer look at the amazing "Cement Boat" that's what we called in those days.
The beautiful homes and fantastic beach are a joy to the eye.
The weather was perfect and the sky was amazing.
As you can see! I'm one happy camper...♥
Wonderful afternoon at the beach
Thank you for visiting and see you soon with more photos of the Capitola Venetian Hotel, where we spent our last night before heading home to Northern California.
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  1. Interesting. There is a cement boat or the remnants thereof, off the coast of Cape May here in New Jersey. Funny to think there are two, with a continent sandwiched between them. I very much enjoyed your photos. Thanks for the tour!

  2. As a native ca enjoyed your pics, my husband had a home in la selva, spent many days on that boat too. Enjoyed your pics~

  3. Very pretty pics of the beach! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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