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Posts Tagged ‘weather’

No Such Thing as Bad Weather

Posted by Jody on December 21, 2013

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;

there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

~John Ruskin

The Crystal Pier Hotel Cottages at Pacific Beach

The Crystal Pier Hotel Cottages at Pacific Beach

Do you see what I see?

Yep, that’s a Christmas tree way out there on the end of Crystal Pier!

On the Pier at Pacific Beach

On the Pier at Pacific Beach

On the Pier at Pacific Beach

Greetings from the Rotary Club!

Christmas Greetings from Pacific Beach

… and from the Pacific Beach (aka: P. B.) Town Council

On the Pier at Pacific Beach

Someone else who didn’t seem to mind the rain!

Merry Christmas from Pacific Beach!

Merry Christmas from Pacific Beach!

View from the Pier at  Pacific Beach

Looking Toward Pacific Beach and Mission Beach from Crystal Pier

Ever-funky Pacific Beach, California, was unusually sleepy on the recent stormy afternoon that Greg and I visited. The three mile long (typically lively) boardwalk was as quiet as it could be. The soft sands were completely deserted, and the famous Crystal Pier didn’t entertain even one fisherman. Only a smattering of the customary wet-suited surfers were braving the gray waves.

Dodging bands of frigid rain to reach the end of the pier (heading out and turning back a number of times), we finally decided to just make a run for it. It was well worth it! The Crystal Pier offers fantastic views of the surrounding Southern California beaches and coastline, no matter the weather.

♫ Seems it sometimes rains in Southern California! ♫ San Diego actually has only 42+/- days of rainy weather each year, leaving a whopping 323 days for somewhat less soggy fun at the beach!


Related links:

Pacific Beach

Crystal Pier

Lightning Safety at the Beach

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“Baby, it’s cold outside!”

Posted by Jody on January 21, 2013

A Rainy Day in Manhattan Beach, California

A Rainy Day in Manhattan Beach, California

“Baby, it’s cold outside!”


Since I couldn’t decide which category this photo fit into best, it’s my entry for both!

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond


A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Weather

Which Photo Challenge theme would you have chosen for this snapshot of a young couple, all snuggled up together, on a rainy day at Manhattan Beach Pier? Beyond or Weather?


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