Friday, 5 April 2013

Day 20 - Day trip to Salton Sea

Today we traced the tracks of the Yuma Subdivision of the Union Pacific and went as far south as Salton Sea. The day dawned overcast, foggy and there were a few spots of rain in the air.

At Palm Springs we broke through the mist into clear skies, however the wind made things rather uncomfortable.

By Indio the temperature was hovering around 32 degrees C and almost dead calm - it was hot and dry. At Salton Sea there was a mild breeze making the 33 degree temp a little bit more bearable.

The history behind Salton Sea and how it accidentally came into being is interesting. Google it.

My good fortune of finding trains kicked in immediately and as soon as we stopped at Loma Linda a south bound turned up, which we followed and last saw at Palm Springs, capturing it and seeing a few others along the way.

Roadside lunch near Mecca and a short 30 minute stop at Salton Sea before heading back to San Bernardino.

Tomorrow we depart for Fullerton, being the last stopover before returning home.

"Mr Frog, meet Mr Pelican. You two should get on like a house on fire.... oh, you're eating him."

Palm Springs wind farm. They go on for ever.

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