|On the road again.|
We found a spot at Pinto Lake Park. Because it had rained the last couple of days, there were surfing warnings--it is not considered safe to surf or swim after it rains because of the runoff that pollutes the Pacific beaches. I found more information online and posted this to my Facebook page:
How Surfing After Rain Affects Your Health
Everywhere we went, I learned new stories about pollution and how badly we are treating our environment. Monoculture agricultural practices with high-use chemical treatments seems to be the biggest culprit and California in particular is guilty of these highly industrialized, petroleum-based practices to mass produce food that is becoming less and less nutritious, and is actually helping to kill off the very honeybees that make pollination possible. It is a system on the verge of collapse, I fear, and there may be serious food shortages in the future if we don't change our ways.
Pinto Lake Park itself is a good example. Pinto Lake is 10,000 years old and the 183 acre regional park is beautiful--on its face. The RV camping was nice, easy, convenient and affordable. I would recommend this place for a night or a weekend.
|Campsite at Pinto Lake Park.|
|Ducks at Pinto Lake.|
But this ancient lake is in serious trouble. I found and posted this to Facebook:
The Rise of Cyanobacteria at Pinto Lake
Despite the environmental bad news, I did manage to enjoy our visit and got some very satisfying pictures.
|A mixed marriage. This couple had little ducklings--some white and some mallard-mix.|