Sunday, May 24, 2020

20 March, 1953 was the date that Minor White took this photo of William Smith at Stinson Beach, California.  Larry sent me a number of photos from this session, but I only recognized a couple of spots from my visits there in the past.  I do remember the water seemed very cold even in July.


  1. The Pacific Ocean along the CA coast isn't very warm. Certainly not like it is around the South Pacific. The time I lived in S. CA I never could believe the number of people who went in and thought it was warm!

    1. At the time, my only other ocean swimming experience was the Gulf of Mexico in summer . . . bathtub warm.