October 21, 2008

Smell the Surf?

It is time to get that pine cone smell out of the Caboose and start looking forward to the smell of the ocean. We have beach sites reserved for the next four months. In order, we're going to San Clemente, Doheny, San Elijo and San Clemente again. We have the same site reserved for both San Clemente trips.

Thanks to Google Maps, I can illustrate the attractiveness of the San Clemente site (click for a bigger view). The restrooms and showers are just a short stroll from the campsite. There are no campers across from us, only the Lifeguard Headquarters, which closes at dusk. There is a nice bench on the ocean side of the HQ, and you can look off the bluffs and watch the dolphins playing in the waves at sunset.

You can see from this photo from a passing plane, the bluffs mean that there is a bit of a hike to the beach access, but the cliffs keep the passing train noise to a minimum. The best views are from the campsite directly south of ours, but it is pretty cramped compared to our site. We're really looking forward to this trip.