Well, if you’ve read anything on this blog including my about me page, you should know that I love water.
So on a recent visit to San Diego, I set off to explore and find some water.
So do you want the good news or the bad news first?
The veggies or the cake?
The treadmill or the stretching?
I’m a bad news bears kind of person so give me the veggies and treadmill first.
The tap water in San Diego stinks. It is hard. I mean really hard. Like so many minerals that it can glue the pivoting head on a faucet if you leave it long enough. It leaves a cloudy film on everything it touches and makes the shower glass look like crap.
I could only imagine what it was doing to my insides…
So enough of the downside. Everybody loves San Diego right?
The weather is almost perfect almost all of the time.
It is 70 and sunny all year.
But for me that is not quite cool enough for winter and not quite warm enough for summer but it is nice break from mucky winters in the northeast and from sweaty summers in the southeast.
Oh yeah, you ready for some cake and ice cream right about now?
The city is surrounded by water.
Not quite but it has 50 miles of shoreline. Easy. From Carlsbad to Downtown San Diego to Chula Vista and all the way down to the Mexico border. You can drive for an hour and never lose sight of the ocean for more than a minute or two.
I call that dreamy. Fantastic. Amazing. Wonderful. While I was there, I grabbed a sandwich or a burger and headed out the sit by the ocean. Mid day it is delightfully sunny and the breeze is perfect.
But if you plan to stay until sunset, take a jacket and stick some long pants in the car. I mean the water was never warm but after the sun goes down the air gets downright brisk.
So if you are planning a trip to San Diego pack for fall and spring. Spring in the daytime and fall in the night time.
But plan to be blown away by the miles and miles of coast line. Check out these shots from LaJolla, Coronado and Mission Beach. There is so much beautiful coastline and beautiful oceans.