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.
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.
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
The pier is something crazy with waves come so close, and soooo long.
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
And lighthouses: old
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 🙂
But I glad I took some nice shots here
What a clouds pattern. Love it!
And my most favorite place
The magical place with the impressive pier (please, forgive my love to piers) had the unbelievable sky reflection.
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.