On the Coast in So Cal

We moved the Tincan over to South Carlsbad State Beach Campground just north of San Diego. We are perched on a bluff above the beach.

On the inside looking out.

Access to the beach is by way of an impressive set of stairs.

Low tide has been arriving in the early evening and has made walking the beach difficult but not impossible.

Our search for walkable sand beaches lead us to Oceanside, just up the coast highway.

The fishing pier gives you a great perch for watching the surfers.

The pier also lets you get an up close view of the locals.

Western Gull

Snowy Egret

We also made our way to the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park in Carlsbad. Those of you of a certain age will remember that Leo Carrillo was the actor who played Pancho in the 1950’s TV series “The Cisco Kid”.

Leo started restoring this 1868 homestead in 1937.

Bird of Paradise in bloom

And other birds as well

Find the Hummingbird

It’s not always sunny in Southern California. It can be grey and wet in January.

Where is everyone?

This sunset started nicely but progressed quickly to the sublime.

10 thoughts on “On the Coast in So Cal”

  1. Was going to head over to CA this week, but decided to stay in AZ because of the weather. Thank you for the pics of some favorite spots. You two give us another adventure every time you post!

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  2. Love the rock patterns and those incredible sunsets! Will say hi to all the librarians this Thursday at Michelle’s house for you; miss you! More snow on the way, yeah!????! Joanne

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  3. I am glad you are safely on the coast. Thank you for the pictures and commentary; you continue make your experiences come alive.

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  4. Your pictures of Carlsbad and Oceanside bring back memories of the summer Keith & I lived in San Diego and explored the CA coast. My daughter graduated from the Gem Institute in Carlsbad so we spend some time there.
    We went to Torrey Pines Park nearly every morning to walk the trail to access Black’s Beach.
    Beautiful photos, as always! Thank you.

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