One of the very first places I ever wanted to travel to just to take a picture was the Salton Sea in southern California. The Salton Sea used to be a very nice resort lake, it’s a large body of water that due to a number of reasons, became so salty that all the fish died. When that happened, the stench became unbearable, and most everyone moved out.
What’s left is a deserted wasteland of resorts and motels, with beaches made of crushed fish bones. It’s a facinating place to walk around, but I must admit even in the middle of the day the place gave me the creeps BIG TIME.

People still live in the area, I see a man tending to his lawn, but he doesn’t have any close neighbors. The smell is wrenched, the location depressing, Why would you live here?

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The North Shore Yacht club hasn’t seen a yacht in decades. It’s hard to imagine, standing on a beach made of fish bones, that this was once the largest marina in California. 

A beach made of fish bones sounds like something out of an amateur horror film. But this is the Salton Sea, a place where there is much more dead…than alive.
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Who lived here? I find burned teddy bears, and paperback books warped from countless rainstorms. Was this how the place was left, or has someone come here to film their post apocalyptic film? 

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This was the first and last time I went to the Salton Sea. There is much more to be seen here, and I’d love an opportunity to explore it again. I was unable to find some of the more known landmarks, but I don’t anticipate anything vanishes totally from the Salton Sea……except the sun loving life it once pro missed.