We woke up this morning to the sounds of splashing as cars drove past our apartment. There is not a drop of water on the front balcony, no signs on the back windows, but the back balcony is very wet. The roads are slick and not just a mist but a nice coating of rain. Yeah!!!! We need a good soaking, not just a light mist once in a while to just clean the sidewalks, streets and dare I say the smell off the beach…there I said it. Someone asked me several months ago if there was one thing I could change about Salinas what would that be. Without hesitation I said “Bathrooms” . To elaborate on that just a bit, I guess I would have to say changing rooms and bathrooms. It is so heartbreaking to see young boys to full-grown adult men sidle up to the walls around the malecon and whip their penises out and pee… It is a bit off-putting to those of us who like to stop, sit and try to enjoy the water or people watch having to see this as well as smell it afterword and second this is a resort town and it is sad to think what folks think about us when they walk the malecon and smell the scent of urine. Sorry off my soap box and back on track.
The rain must have started before dawn and it was so misty that you could not see the tankers waiting in line out to sea.
It stayed that way until well past 10am but now the mist is gone, the vendors are set up on the sand and the weekend has begun. I heard that school starts in the highlands next week, that should mean that Joe and I will have the beach to ourselves.