There once was a place where a half a million visitors and Hollywood’s best would dip their toes in the salty waters of the Salton Sea. Real estate was sold from the sky and water skiing was all the rage.
All this on the desert shore of California’s largest lake 226 feet below sea level, now it looks like nuclear wasteland and soon to be back to what the Spanish once called the Valley of the Dead.
It’s desolate and what some would call a Monet. Its sparkling bright white beaches prettier from afar, with stacks of barnacles and bones giving the illusion of sand. There are foamy shores and could be radioactive algae lapping the edges.
The place that once was and someday will be no more.