Today I decided to head down to San Diego on the BMW. It’s a fun trip that Becky and I took quite often. I took the Pacific Coast Highway (better known locally as PCH) down and tried to avoid the freeway. It’s only about 50 miles from where I’m staying here in Dana Point. It’s a great ride with lots of beautiful ocean views and famous towns along the way. You go through Oceanside, then Carlsbad, Encinitas, then Cardiff by the Sea, Solona Beach, then Del Mar, and LaJolla. The beach around Cardiff is really nice and seems to go on forever. The temp was an unseasonably warm 85 degrees so the beaches were full of joggers, bicyclists, sunbathers and such but the traffic wasn’t bad.
Solana Beach has a design district that I love. My favorite is The David Allen Collection. This is where Becky and I bought the slab that became our dining room table and I bought the “Sunburst” carving hanging in the house as surprise birthday present for Becky. Anybody who likes wood will love this place. There’s an incredible amount of huge slabs of all types of wood. I took lots of pictures that you can see in the photo gallery. While I was leaving, I remembered that I had a truck and a covered trailer so I could bring something back. The shipping charges for that slab was unbelievable. I’ll be back later in the trip and see if there’s anything I could bring home.
Finally arrived at my destination which is Point Loma Fisherman’s Landing. This is where all the large tuna fishing charter boats are docked and it’s also home to one of the best little seafood shack around. It’s all fresh catch of the day stuff with really good chowder too. It’s great to sit outside on the railing and watch the long range fishing boats come in. Many of these 100 foot vessels will say out for 21 days. If you’re lucky enough to be there when they come back it’s a real trip. Hundreds of very large tuna come off the boats. Some of them are hundreds of pounds. What a sight.
That’s it for today. We’ll see how often I post. Probably not as often as my fall trip but we’ll see.