Well it is one HOT day. It is interesting to hear all the warnings, the cancellations and such because of the extreme heat. Actually it was only 93 at the coach, of course much higher inland at San Bernadino and those areas. This is what it cools down to at night in Phoenix. They would not know how to handle Phoenix weather.
Anyway, we did our kayaking at a new area today. We had scouted the Balboa Island and Newport Penisula area several times We could not find a launching place that also offered parking for an extended. Just by luck we found this public beach, about 40 wide, with lots of parking (with meters) close. In addition to this, the beach is next to the Newport Beach American Legion Post. This turned out to be a real plus as I belong and we could have lunch and a brew.
The area is an inland harbor protected from the waves of the ocean. The homes in the area begin at several million and only go up. The boats, actually yachts are equally impressive. I would imagine there are nearly 1000 boats of nearly every size either moored at docks or at pier blocks in the harbor. The one thing we noticed were the seals, they were on several of the boats. I did not realize they could jump 4-6 feet to get on the decks. The transoms of the cruisers were loaded with 2 or 3 seals, lots of weight.
I picked up a local newspaper with a housing section. A million dollar house is small and almost a tear down. Homes for over 10 Mil are common.
One finance specialized in JUMBO loans, interest only, where a $5 million mortgage would only require a $15,000 a month payment. AND you are not paying down the balance.