The Salton Sea.
I’ve read about this modern day desert ghost town and have always been curious to see it.
This past weekend I took my kids on a road trip to San Felipe in Baja, Mexico, an eight hour drive through the California desert to the Sea of Cortez on the eastern coast. But first, we made a quick stop to the Salton Sea near Coachella, where the music festival was going on.
A now desolate, mostly abandoned place in the middle of the desert near the border of Mexico, it was once a thriving resort back in the nineteen fifties. We stopped at the old resort of Desert Shores to see what it looked like. I found it beautiful in a sort of post apocalyptic way.
The fire station is still open, too. There’s no denying the allure of places like these for photo taking. As for the actual sea, it was all fenced up. But the shore is littered with the carcasses of Tilapia fish, who died off due to the super salty water of this man made lake. Not much can survive in it.