California dreaming

Everything is free

Walking along the shoreline in San Diego I was virtually swamped by an explosion of colour – first these vibrant vending machines offering me a multitude of free advertising leaflets and then a stall full of colourful ceramic fishes.

Colourful fishies

I was definitely getting into the carnival spirit

and by the time I reached the kites down at Seaport Village


my energy levels were rising


and I was feeling very happy. After all it was February and here I was walking in sunny California 🙂

Don’t you feel more cheerful now?

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

58 thoughts on “California dreaming”

      1. I only spent a day there and it’s a place I’d love to revisit. But more than that I’d love to do Yellowstone and the Canyon 😦

        1. And why not? I still have to go over to see Yellowstone and if the OH doesn’t want to go then I shall be calling on you! He’s not keen on long haul any more, but there are still places I want to visit.

  1. After a night of gales and lashing rain here in Norfolk, I wish I was walking in San Diego right now, Jude!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. I hadn’t realised how colourful it was! And that’s without looking at my Old Town photos where I know it was very colourful (Mexican). I feel the urge to write some posts about this part of California. 🙂

  2. It’s true that bright colours really do perk a person up considerably. This has been a very cheerful post on another grey January morning.
    Those ceramic fish are sooo cute! I know exactly where I’d want to put one 🙂

  3. After yesterdays stormy encounter with “Tor” in Norway, we do appreciate the colourful spirits of California and all the happy memories connected. 🙂
    Lovely post, Jude!
    Dina and the two feather light Sunshine girls 🙂 🙂

    1. Oh, yes, the girls would love the Golden state 🙂 Or maybe Florida would suit them better as that is the Sunshine state!

      1. Yes and the weather is perfect. I can deal with winter but it gets long here in MN. Today the sun is out though and it is beautiful and bright white snow!

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