SoCal: Storm on the beach

It was planned as a sweet and warm ending of the year. I wanted to check out few Orange county beaches before heading to Oceanside and San Diego. On a Wednesday night, we stayed in the middle of nowhere near Interstate 5. When I woke up, I saw an apricot field, mountains in the distance…

San Diego: January Views

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…

Catalina Island: East End Hike

Catalina Island is huge. Actually bigger than I expected. Especially when you wanted to hike. East End has good trails to make a complete loop: starting from Avalon Cyn Rd to Hermit Gulch Trail to Divide Rd to East End Rd to Renton Mine Rd to Pebble Beach and back to the town.

Catalina Island: Avalon

Sometimes you are expecting less than you get. Then you get euphoria and magical feeling. And most of all you get memories. I didn’t expect to see a lot on Catalina Island. I actually not the biggest fan of SoCal. The crowdiest place under the bright sun with mountains covered with brushes and seasonal brushes…

San Diego: sunsets

It’s always good to be back 🙂 I didn’t write here for a two months. Nothing special happened. I just lost all my free time and barely will take it back 🙂 Though I will try to write here again. Right now I’m sitting in the hotel room in San Diego La Jolla. Tomorrow is…

San Diego. Birch Aquarium

Life is an unpredictable thing. You are planning to spend long holiday hiking in the desert, but in a week before you understand that business trip will need you to be far away from your significant other… That was my case. I spent two previous weeks in San Diego in the critical business trip. But…