Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A Brief Morning Update from Oceanside On Last Full Day of My Improbable Southern California Pacific Coast Vacation

The Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, Calif., 3:50 p.m.,
September 21, 2020

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A quick post from Oceanside, Calif., where I have been since late Saturday on an improbable Southern California Pacific coast / beachside vacation. I say "improbable" because I've so rarely been to the West Coast -- and never before to Southern California.

Also, just FYI, I had one hell of a time getting the correct time for the photos in this entry because my phone camera seemed to flip back and forth between Eastern and Pacific time randomly in the file names. I didn't fix it entirely until Oct 2nd.

Walkway along the beach in Oceanside, Calif., 4:51 p.m., September 20, 2020

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Apologies for lack of updates.

As indicated in my previous entry, I am presently with Gary on an approximately 5 day visit to Oceanside, California and nearby adjoining areas including yesterday to the very interesting place of San Juan Capistrano.

Looking from the surf toward shoreline, Oceanside, Calif., 5:25 p.m. September 20, 2020

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We return tomorrow to frickin' D.C. I have a lot of pictures (~100) that I have taken over the past several days.

Another view looking toward shoreline, Oceanside, Calif., 5:25 p.m. September 20, 2020

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Today is my last full day. I was going to take a train the ~45 minute trek down to San Diego, a city I have never actually visited, except I've decided just to spend my last day by the ocean itself here in Oceanside. I'll have to explore San Diego in a another visit to this part of the country.

Sunset over the ocean as seen through palm trees, Oceanside, Calif., 6:30 p.m. September 20, 2020

By the way, it turns out that -- per this website whose link Tim sent to me -- there are six main types of palm trees in the San Diego area. The palm trees in this picture are the ubiquitous, occasionally super-tall, super-slender Mexican fan palms (Washingtonia robusta).

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Realistically, my next full entry won't be until I am back home, either this weekend or, possibly, next week when my schedule is back to normal, and I can fret about all the things wrong in the world in 2020.

Yours truly on the Pacific Ocean shoreline with dazzling evening Sun tilting toward the water horizon, 5:25 p.m. September 20, 2020

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OK, that's all for now. I need to get out out and enjoy my final day here.

--Regulus

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