I had a free day last Saturday and I took the opportunity to visit the Salton Sea, a place I had read about and seen in photos for several years now. I mapped out my route and it was going to take about a 2 hour drive to get there. I also realized that it was going to be HOT. I prepared for the heat and took to the road. My first stop was going to be the Salton Sea State Recreation area, but as soon as I got there, I found out it was closed due to Covid-19. Note to self, check to see if the place you are visiting is actually open! It got really hot, by the time I reached Salton Sea, it was around 1:30 p.m. and I decided to can my original plan and instead of setting up my tripod and get some great shots with my Canon 6D, I decided to just use my phone.
I was beginning to think that I made a mistake to come out here and perhaps I wasn’t going to see some of the cool sites that I had seen on photography blogs and other sites for Salton Sea. I started thinking about a plan B…where else can I go? I finally decided to keep going a bit further and at least go down to Bombay Beach. The decision to get to Bombay Beach really paid off.
Sunny Viola hosts a sunset service every Saturday. I had a nice conversation with him. He told be about Kim…see that truck back there…Kim pulls tows people out of the sand when their cars get stuck she usually only charges $200 but is known to charge a lot more according to Sunny. Sunny was a cool cat. He even gave me a small token to remember him by.
I hope to revisit Salton Sea when it opens back up for more photo ops and perhaps bring some props to get some interesting images. We’ll see.