San Diego: January Views

01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
I never though that I will feel that sweet warm feeling about the city. Honestly, I never saw anything inspiring in the SoCal landscape. Okay, I’m not talking about THE ocean. All these hills, covered with sunburn brushes and dead grass. Constant hot sun. No. I though it was not for me.
I didn’t get when things have changed. Perhaps it was that magic two weeks in January when I realized what is Winter in SoCal. Or it was magnificent Catalina island with the paradise feeling? Dunno.
But certainly I never expect the set of feelings I had this time in San Diego. I can’t expect that soft warm feeling. Like you are meeting very good old friend. You want to do all that things that you both used to do and just sit in silence and watching each other. And you don’t want to let it go. You want to stay like that for another long time!
So no more lyrics 🙂 I promise.
We arrived to SD on Dec 31th. I planned this trip in Sept and selected the hotel with the view on La Jolla shores. Overcast weather promised rain to start soon but we did short walk to the sea lions.
12.31. La Jolla
12.31. La Jolla
12.31. La Jolla
12.31. La Jolla
And then rain started. That kind of rain when umbrella could do nothing. So it was no New Year outdoor celebration. We drove to the harbor to check out city with all light on.
12.31. San Diego
Next day gave us all his sun and warm. I wanted to checkout few new places and visit some of the known spots.
We started with

Ocean Beach

01.01. San Diego: Ocean Beach
The pier is something crazy with waves come so close, and soooo long. 01.01. San Diego: Ocean Beach
I always wanted to see

Cabrillo National Monument

With the museum and rich history the place has two lighthouse and the magnificent line of the coast. How could I missed it? 🙂
Downtown View – best so far
01.01. San Diego: Point Cabrillo
And lighthouses: old
01.01. San Diego: Point Cabrillo
01.01. San Diego: Point Cabrillo
01.01. San Diego: Point Cabrillo
01.01. San Diego: Point Cabrillo
and new
01.01. San Diego: Point Cabrillo
01.01. San Diego: Point Cabrillo
Beautiful

Imperial Beach

01.01. San Diego: Imperial Beach
01.01. San Diego: Imperial Beach
01.01. San Diego: Imperial Beach
01.01. San Diego: Imperial Beach

My story about Coronado

So what is with Coronado you could ask. Oh, it’s an awesome place with nice red roofs look. I like it. But I hate the touristic feel here. I hate crowds. I hate when crowds are louder than waves! I’m trying to avoid such places. Too popular, too crowdy. I’m losing the natural feeling of beauty in here.
Not this time. I needed to try it out. Though crowds, kids and gulls, noise… Nope. Look at my face 🙂
01.01. san Diego: Coronado
But I glad I took some nice shots here
01.01. san Diego: Coronado
01.01. san Diego: Coronado
What a clouds pattern. Love it!
01.01. san Diego: Coronado
01.01. san Diego: Coronado
01.01. san Diego: Coronado
And my most favorite place

Pacific Beach

01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
The magical place with the impressive pier (please, forgive my love to piers) had the unbelievable sky reflection.
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
We wanted to check sunset so we walked few blocks to kill time.
There is a street with a nice cactus view on the pier.
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
And sunset
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach
01.01. San Diego: Pacific Beach

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