Dreaming California

Written on 06/03/2014

I'm tired of winter, of snow and cold weather!

Unfortunately I spent all my money for the last trip in Amsterdam, so for the moment I can just travel with my imagination.

This morning I was looking to old pictures and I found this amazing shoot from the Lake Marion in South Carolina. I was there almost one year ago with my friends. Lake Marion is the largest lake in South Carolina. I love this state because the snowfalls are somewhat uncommon.

At the moment I would like to be in California, at Santa Monica beach, skating on the seeside.

Santa Monica enjoys an average of 310 days of sunshine a year. Because of its location, nestled on the vast and open Santa Monica Bay, morning fog is a common phenomenon in May, June and early July. Locals have a particular terminology for this phenomenon: the "May Gray" and the "June Gloom". Overcast skies are common for June mornings, but usually the strong sun burns the fog off by noon. In the late winter/early summer, daily fog is a phenomenon too. It uses to happens suddenly and it may last some hours or past sunset time.

Nonetheless, it will sometimes stay cloudy and cool all day during June, even as other parts of the Los Angeles area enjoy sunny skies and warmer temperatures. At times, the sun can be shining east of 20th Street, while the beach area is overcast. As a general rule, the beach temperature is from 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than it is inland during summer days, and 5-10 degrees warmer during winter nights.