If you’re lucky enough to live at the beach, you’re lucky enough. For more than 25 years, Seacliff Beach has been my backyard. Granted, I have just an “ocean peek” from my upper deck of my home. But it is only a short stroll to the white sand of what is arguably the best beach in Santa Cruz County. My neighbors, vacationers, and day trippers would likely agree.
Every day, the beach tells a story. I’m fortunate to live close enough to hear that story - at dawn, on foggy and stormy days, when the sun is shining, and, of course, during those phenomenal sunsets.
The lead role in that story is played by the SS Palo Alto a.k.a “The Boat,” of course. It's a one-of-a-kind floating enigma. But the story has much more plot and characters than the famous boat. And I present a glimpse of them here.
As a professional photographer, I travel to many destinations in this country and in Europe to create my fine art photography. But, I’m always happy to come home, because I’m lucky enough to live by Seacliff Beach.
I just installed a local coastal and nautical show at Riva's on the Santa Cruz Wharf. There are 28 framed and canvas artworks. You can enjoy art and great food at the same time if you visit! Show last through the end of March.