A few weeks ago, we went out for a weekend camping trip to the Salton Sea. Jeremy and I wanted to visit this place for a long time since we both like photographing urban decay. It was like I thought it would be (dead fish, middle-of-no-where vibes) and also a complete surprise (serene, beautiful, a place to escape to). After visiting, I can understand why people want to save this place and revive the area.
We camped overnight at the Salton Sea SRA (tents welcome!) which was pretty empty, probably because the weather is still cool. We walked down to the beach and watched the birds and the sunset. As for the famous fish smell, it wasn’t very noticeable except for certain parts (I’m guessing where the water is drying out?) along the beach. The next day, we woke up early to take photos of the sunrise but it was a bit of a fail. Overnight, the clouds rolled in so the sea was windy and choppy, complete opposite to the day before. We packed up and headed out to Bombay Beach.
Bombay Beach is a few miles down and that’s where you’ll find a series of abandoned homes. We drove around the town to the beach (there are people still living in the area so we stuck to the outskirts). Near the beach itself, we found construction relics, heaps of wood, and industrial trash. The environment here is truly surreal, with a bit of a Twilight Zone atmosphere.
We also went to Slab City and I’ll be sharing those photos soon! If you’d like to see more of this adventure, visit Jeremy’s blog, including our own #followmeto photo.
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