postcard from america

Ferry Landing Coronado, San Diego

“It was a sunny and warm Sunday morning so we took the short ferry crossing from Broadway Landing to the island of Coronado in order to partake in brunch at the Il Fornaio Restaurant. Which was excellent. So much so that we booked dinner there later in the week. After our brunch we looked around the waterfront shopping centre with its shops and art galleries at Ferry Landing and then had a stroll along the sandy beach watching wading birds along the seashore.”

(in late February 2010)

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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.

18 thoughts on “postcard from america”

  1. I love your postcard from this place Jude. Coronado was a must see on my visit in the eighties. Sounds like you had a perfect winter weather too, the beach is gorgeous.

    We’re busy preparing the book stall for the annual Cley Summer Fair this weekend. We’re drowning in books to sell. They keep pouring in and you can imagine how excited the girls are, being in charge of one of the two biggest stalls at the fair. 😅 😅

    1. I can imagine how bossy those Bookfayries will be: “should we be sorting the books by genre or alphabetic order – should it be by title or author? Date?” I imagine there is a lot of arguments! Did they manage to declutter some of your own bookshelves? I must confess the book stall is the one I love to peruse (after the cake stall of course). Hoping the weather remains fine and dry for the fair.

  2. Looks like a lovely spot, Jude. Though I have never visited the US, it always feels familiar, from the hundreds of films I have watched.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. I think pretty much most of California has that look. Coronado is the place to live if you work in the city. Lovely beaches on the other side too.

        1. I think so too, very Caribbean. Sadly though they are under attack by a beetle and a fungus. The palms will not be replaced either as other trees will be planted that provide more shade. So this icon looks to be on its way out.

        2. They have decided that different trees need to be planted to take into account the climate change (‘Fake news’) and to provide more shade to the streets and more oxygen to the atmosphere. We have been warned about pests already devastating trees in Europe. Let’s hope they don’t get over here. I’d hate to see us lose our oaks.

        3. We’ve had problems in the past with the pandanus on our beaches they were all dyeing. An insect came in with an import from another state and it had no predators. So they’ve brought in an insect predator from down south and it seems to have solved the problem. But will it now create another problem?

        4. That’s always been the problem hasn’t it. Bring in a solution to a problem that then becomes a problem. Hopefully these days scientists/botanists are more knowledgeable.

  3. Truly a postcard because it brings back your happy memories. Ages ago I stayed at the Hotel del Coronado. It seemed like the right thing to do because of its history. 🙂

    1. The dinner was fab! And the ferry back looking at the city in the dark with all the lights on was pretty good too.

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