Salton Sea Tour.

A couple with a home in Borrego Springs had an interest in doing a round-the-Salton-Sea tour with a local, getting introduced to all those funky places the locals know about.  I was their natural choice.  (They’re also clients…)

The prior couple of days we’d had some rockin high temps – 122 and 1% humidity. But on the day – June 21st, we saw the expected drop in temperature and were blessed with clouds.

loisnclouds_w

Lois enjoying the clouds at the ‘beach’ near my house.  Some nice fat cumulus, a little virga and some crepuscular rays.

dougreflectingpool2016_w

Doug at my ‘Reflecting Pool’. As it were…..

dougreflectingpool2006_w

Compare it with the same scene 10 years ago.

isitamonte_w

Someone got stuck in Box Canyon. I’m sure this was a Monte Carlo, I used to drive one long ago.

dougjeninsyc_w

The Albert Frey building that is the North Shore Yacht Club still has a beautiful backdrop.

grotto1_w

Lois and Bob were comparing this grotto at Salvation Mountain with some shrines they’ve seen in South East Asia. The same feeling!

smbackalley_w

The ‘back alley’ at Salvation Mountain is a riot of color.

bridgewiththree_w

We found nice shade under the ‘bridge to nowhere’.  We stepped out of that shade for the photo.  It was about 100 F at this point.

smtrailer_w

Trailer at Salvation Mountain. Perhaps this was Leonard Knight’s former home.

dougjenieastjesus_w

Next stop was the East Jesus Sculpture Garden. Upcycling at it’s finest.

greenlagoon_w

One of the stops you don’t get on your average tour – the green water lagoon. By now it was 106 F so we declined any further stops that involved getting out of the truck.