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San Diego 8: The Beaches of Torrey Pines, and Ramona, California, USA - 29th February 2008

Isobel's working in San Diego for a week, and as Nosher has not been out there for a while and has a heap of airmiles hanging around, it was decided to cash some of them in and go and visit for a long weekend. It's Nosher's eighth time out, but Isobel's first over a weekend, so it's a good chance to show a few of the places that Nosher used to visit. The first part of that involves a trip to the beach at Torrey Pines, just outside La Jolla, and then we're out to the desert, where we first stop off at the small town of Ramona.

next album: The End of the World: Julian to the Salton Sea and Back, California, US - 1st March 2008
previous album: Aldeburgh, Sprogs, and The BBs at Stoke by Nayland, Cambridge and Suffolk - 10th February 2008

2008 A Singapore Airlines 747 cruises past

A Singapore Airlines 747 cruises past

2008 The 747 cargo is close enough to read the lettering

The 747 cargo is close enough to read the lettering

2008 We're woken up by a bin lorry

We're woken up by a bin lorry

2008 A dude with a parasail at Torrey Pines glider port

A dude with a parasail at Torrey Pines glider port

2008 The sun sets over the Pacific Ocean

The sun sets over the Pacific Ocean

2008 Isobel on the beach at Torrey Pines

Isobel on the beach at Torrey Pines

2008 An old Winnebago sits on the clifftop, whilst some of the road falls in to the sea

An old Winnebago sits on the clifftop, whilst some of the road falls in to the sea

2008 One of the iconic lifeguard huts

One of the iconic lifeguard huts

2008 Rolling waves and the disappearing sun

Rolling waves and the disappearing sun

2008 A surfer in the breakers

A surfer in the breakers

2008 People on the beach

People on the beach

2008 A surfer ties his board to his ankle

A surfer ties his board to his ankle

2008 A surfer heads in to the waves

A surfer heads in to the waves

2008 Isobel in the dusk

Isobel in the dusk

2008 Isobel watches a surfer

Isobel watches a surfer

2008 The sun is almost gone

The sun is almost gone

2008 A surfer leaves a trail of footprints in the wet sand

A surfer leaves a trail of footprints in the wet sand

2008 Number 4 lifeguard hut, Torrey Pines

Number 4 lifeguard hut, Torrey Pines

2008 On our way out to the desert, we stop off in Ramona

On our way out to the desert, we stop off in Ramona

2008 Isobel in Mainstage Theater

Isobel in Mainstage Theater

2008 The stage and seating of Mainstage Theater

The stage and seating of Mainstage Theater

2008 The lobby of the restored Ramona cinema. The owner's dad mills around

The lobby of the restored Ramona cinema. The owner's dad mills around

2008 Funky painted ceiling at the old Ramona cinema

Funky painted ceiling at the old Ramona cinema

2008 Ramona Cinema

Ramona Cinema

2008 A Ramona sign shop

A Ramona sign shop

2008 Main Street and Seventh, Ramona

Main Street and Seventh, Ramona

2008 Small shack/shop, Ramona

Small shack/shop, Ramona

2008 More of Ramona

More of Ramona

2008 The Route 78 sign and a traffic light

The Route 78 sign and a traffic light

2008 The Treasures Christian Store

The Treasures Christian Store

2008 Ramona Ace Hardware

Ramona Ace Hardware

2008 The Wild-West style Barnett Bar

The Wild-West style Barnett Bar

2008 A broken cart wheel

A broken cart wheel

2008 Ramona's Mainstage Theater

Ramona's Mainstage Theater

2008 More of Main Street

More of Main Street

2008 The amusingly-named Turkey Inn

The amusingly-named Turkey Inn

2008 Patriotism in a pot

Patriotism in a pot

2008 A ponytailed dude strides up the street

A ponytailed dude strides up the street

2008 Newspaper boxes and a neon sign

Newspaper boxes and a neon sign

2008 Liquor and gas

Liquor and gas

2008 On the outskirts of Julian, Ca, the 'Rong Branch' saloon, and a bunch of bikers

On the outskirts of Julian, Ca, the 'Rong Branch' saloon, and a bunch of bikers

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A Singapore Airlines 747 cruises past