A few photos taken on a bike ride along the Santa Ana River between Huntington Beach and Newport Beach in Orange County, California. First, a view of the concrete channel clogged with silt just as this great, normally non-flowing river enters the ocean.
Then the bridge. I am always fascinated by bridges–I once dreamed of being a bridge design engineer. I did not and instead went into mining, but I still thrill to a bridge.
The sand and silt settle in the concrete channel and before the onset of the winter rains, they have to remove soil and vegetation so the floods can flow.
We rode some ten miles up the river and into Santa Ana the town where there is a park and lots of kids ambling along.
As my cycling companion peddled along.
And we stopped to watch model boats in the pond.