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A Few Days In Cambria, 2

Continuing from my previous post about my recent vacation in the beautiful village of Cambria, along California’s central coast, this gallery showcases Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. It’s a gorgeous area that was saved from development by the residents. It’s truly a magnificent place for a nice long walk along the coast, or up the hill. When […]

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A Few Days In Cambria, 1

There’s nothing like a spontaneous little vacation, especially when it’s spent along the Central California Coast in the off-season. I left home early this past Sunday morning and drove to Cambria, a favorite spot roughly 260 miles north. The drive was traffic-free, which by itself was reason to smile. Additionally, the weather was perfect: a […]

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San Clemente Beach and Pier

I spent the better part of a recent day wandering along the beach and pier at San Clemente, an adorable seaside town about an hour’s drive south of my home in Orange. The morning started overcast, my favorite, and cleared up (became hot) just before noon. Wandering on the beach soon had me with a […]

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Visiting Two Harbors

I’m a bit behind on my posting, but wanted to share more pictures from my recent visit to Catalina Island. I stayed overnight, and in the morning took a large speedboat called the Cyclone from the port of Avalon to the other end of the island, Two Harbors. It was my first time doing so, […]

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5th Annual Trip to Catalina

I recently enjoyed my fifth annual boat trip to the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, 26 miles off Southern California’s coast. While there are certain activities I always love doing, I set my mind to do new things this time around. I managed that quite nicely and still have many more new experiences for […]

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Beach Time at San Clemente

About an hour’s drive down Southern California’s coast from me lies the beautiful seaside town of San Clemente. It’s probably most famous for being home to President Richard Nixon’s Western White House. The mansion is currently on the market for a mere $57.5 million dollars, in case you have a bit of pocket change needing […]

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Cool Off Along Southern California’s Coast

With the sizzling days of summer now upon us, I thought a gallery of various shots I took off Southern California’s coast might cool you down. Enjoy! ~SueBee

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First Go at Mixed Media Art on Canvas

I decided to have a go at mixed media on canvas yesterday and arrived at this result. The start was my photo of the row boat printed onto flat finish paper, the rest was willy nilly… I had no plan, just layered as I went and arrived at this scene. Materials used: photo, dupioni silk, […]

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Meandering Along the Coast

One of the great perks of being retired I’ve discovered, is spontaneously tossing a few things in the car and heading down the coast… without calling out “sick”. I waited for morning rush hour traffic to fade and actually enjoyed my drive on the freeway. I exited at San Clemente and walked along the water’s […]

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Stranded?

This view was taken from top of the cliffs at Corona Del Mar and seems to show someone stranded on top of the craggy rock in the distance. I wished I’d brought my zoom lens to confirm, but from the looks of it, the person might have gotten quite wet when returning to shore. The […]

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Writing on the Beach

The results of some very industrious people, on the beach at Corona Del Mar. ~SueBee

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On the Peninsula

Recently, taking advantage of a wonderful break from the storms we’ve had, I drove to Balboa Island and rode the ferry to the Balboa Peninsula. I wandered a few blocks and reached the sand. A really large berm had been built up by whichever government department is in charge of such things. I’m sure the […]

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View from the Balboa Island Ferry

While taking a brief visit to the coast yesterday, I decided on riding the little car ferry from Balboa Island over to the peninsula. The ferry fits 3 cars. I chose to park mine in a nearby neighborhood, though so I could walk onto the ferry. I figured it’s good exercise, just $1 each way, […]

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Daisies Framing the Pacific

These cheerful flowers are on a very steep hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Corona Del Mar. We’ve had so many storms lately that I chose the few hours without rain to get out and walk near the beach. Many others had the same idea! ~SueBee

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2018 Washed Out to Sea

I took my annual “washed out to sea” picture on the beach at El Segundo while waiting for my son and son-in-law’s flight to arrive at LAX.  The timing at the beach was perfect. The sun was setting and at the golden hour, the waves allowed me a very quick scratch in the sand, and […]

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Off the Coast of Carlsbad

A few pictures from my recent overnight stay in Carlsbad, just down the coast from my home in Orange, in Southern California. ~SueBee

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Kayaking off Catalina Island

The weather couldn’t have been better for a bit of kayaking off Avalon on Catalina Island. I rented my kayak from the Descanso Beach Club. I prefer renting there as I can paddle off from the beach (albeit a very rocky beach) rather than from a dock in the harbor where it’s difficult to get […]

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5th Annual Visit to Catalina Island

To help celebrate my 65th birthday, I made my 5th annual visit to beautiful Catalina Island, off Southern California’s coast. What a perfect day it was! The below  pictures were taken from the pathway leading to Descanso Beach where I rented a kayak to journey up the coast. There’s a cruise ship off shore, and […]

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Sights from Crystal Cove, part 2

On what’s going to be another Extreme Heat day here in Southern California, a few more beach pictures seem in order. These were taken at Crystal Cove, south of Newport Beach. It’s such a wonderful spot! For further information on the  historic district there, check out this link. Per the website: “The Crystal Cove Historic […]

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Sights from Crystal Cove, part 1

A gathering of photos I took while at Crystal Cove State Park here in Orange County, California, after work last week. As you can see, it was the perfect late afternoon for the beach. With high 90’s and triple digit temps coming our way this Friday, photos of ocean waves are the perfect remedy. ~SueBee

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