Tuesday, November 5, 2013

3 Nov - San Diego

Debi drove us north to La Jolla (pronounced "La Hoya") which is a very pretty seaside resort. We walked along the beach to see scuba divers galore. We drove on to La Jolla Caves and found the cliffs just below the park are covered with sea lions and cormorants and pelicans. We stood and watched them for ages. They were so entertaining!
It was already mid afternoon by the time we arrived back in San Diego. We just had time to see the Gaslamp District Festival. It was the funniest thing with colonial costumes and all sorts of local fare. We couldn't resist getting dressed for a photo!
We drove over the Coronado bridge with spectacular views of the island and back towards the city. Debi couldn't stop on the bridge, so Carol and I hung our cameras out the windows for some quick shots.
On Coronado Island we made our way to the Hotel Del Coronado. The hotel has featured in a number of movies. We walked along the beach and found some magnificent constructions by the Sandcastle Man. He was quite happy to chat and pose for some photos (especially when we deposited some money in his tips bucket).
Then we boldly went for a wander in the Hotel itself. It was quite magnificent, like something from Miss Marple murder mystery with intricate wood paneling and exquisite chandeliers. As we left the sun was setting and the lights were coming on in the hotel making it so pretty - and irresistible to a scrapper with camera in hand!

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