Blogging our recent US trip day by day, a month after the event.

20th November – Coronado, San Diego

Almost OverI’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.

Coronado BridgeWe 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.

PaddleWe 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.

SunsetAs 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!



About wombat37

A Yorkshireman in the green hills of Lancashire, UK Not a real wombat, obviously, or typing would become an issue. I do have short legs and a hairy nose, however. Oh, & a distinctive smell.

Posted on December 20, 2015, in #WOMBATSDOAMERICA, America, California, Holiday, San Diego, USA. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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