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California Perspectives – What a Place!

17 Sep

Arlyne and I travel around the southwest, visiting family and friends and volunteering at National Wildlife Refuges. That’s what we love and what we do. Still, we lived in Southern California for nearly 30 years and even though it’s crowded and expensive, we love to come back for a visit. This piece shows one of the best parts of California…..the beach. We even went to the beach on Labor Day! We haven’t picked up a new bird here yet, but perhaps closer to winter, that will change. We’re probably staying here until sometime in November. Relax and enjoy California perspectives, literally.

The beach, the pier, sand castles, birds, nice weather……..

In my next blog, hopefully, I’ll discuss my views of politics and what I think of the 2016 campaign. If my last blog is any indication, I’ll probably create controversy again.

I love this shot - taken from the Carlsbad pier

I love this shot – taken from the Carlsbad pier

California perspective - Arlyne taking pictures

California perspective – Arlyne taking pictures

Nice day to be in San Diego

Nice day to be in San Diego

Red Sails in the Daylight - San Diego Harbor

Red Sails in the Daylight – San Diego Harbor

We stopped at Pier B in San Diego Harbor to see the San Diego sand sculpture competition.  There were local and international sand sculpture artists showing off their skills, which are considerable.  Amazing work.  We saw some of them putting final shaping on their creations.

Labor Day Weekend - incredible thing to see

Labor Day Weekend – incredible thing to see

An angel, obviously, but I don't know what they called this incredible piece

An angel, obviously, but I don’t know what they called this incredible piece

San Diego Harbor was packed with tourists, including us.  There were food courts, trinket and T-shirt stores, raffles, sailing boats “shooting” each other, Police boats patrolling, private yachts, sea gulls, music, tall ships, small ships, all ships.  Next to the action, the Midway aircraft carrier, twp cruise ships and airplanes flying overhead.

Heermann's gulls everywhere

Heermann’s gulls everywhere

tug of war - this guy even had bulging veins in his arms

tug of war – this guy even had bulging veins in his arms

two great jumpers I guess

two great jumpers I guess

beautiful angel closeup

beautiful angel closeup

bicycle row

bicycle row

California surfer dude - I can hear music from Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys

California surfer dude – I can hear music from Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys

Bob and Arlyne, enjoying San Diego and Carlsbad….in California

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1 Comment

Posted by on September 17, 2015 in Bird Lover

 

One response to “California Perspectives – What a Place!

  1. Ruth Strickland

    September 19, 2015 at 2:15 am

    One thing Dave and I have thought would be wonderful to see we’re the magnificent sand sculptures.

     

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