#WOMBATSDOAMERICA 2015 Day 11
Blogging our recent US trip day by day, a month after the event.
20th November – Coronado, San Diego
I’ll tell you what – I was chuffed to little mintballs to be given a copy of V’s new album, Almost Over, which is exquisitely good. Hey, and I’m finally one of the cool kids – my name’s on the sleeve.
We drove over the arching Coronado Bridge – the one I’d seen out of the plane window the night before – to, well, Coronado. Which is just a lovely word to say. There are LOADS of words that feel good in the mouth around San Diego – Tierrasanta, La Jolla, Escondido… the list is endless.
We had an excellent lunch at the Sheerwater Restaurant out back of the Hotel del Coronado – the hotel featured in Some Like It Hot. I had a superb burger, but resisted the lure of a bacon milkshake. A walk out to the sun-drenched beach followed, with a paddle in the Pacific Ocean while gazing at the misty mountains of Mexico on the horizon. It was hard to remember it was late November.
As the sun sank we we took a trip to view the bay from the cliffs, then to La Jolla to catch the sun sinking below the sea while seals flopped onto the beach and pelicans flew overhead. Rats also raided a bin nearby. A day of good conversation, sunshine, amazing views, laughs, and reports of snow in South Dakota, our next destination in a week’s time. Eek!