We have just enjoyed one of the highlights of the entire trip. San Clemente area has been phenomenal, the people all so friendly, with a really nice, small fishing town feel. Scott, who we know from Flickr, grew up in the area and set us up with a camp site in San Onofre and all the gear we needed to camp out there. He thought of everything. Even finding us wetsuits and lending us surfboards. It made for a truly wonderful couple of days. Thanks again, mate!
|San O at sunset|
Me on a left by Sean
Tilt shift treatment of the three of us!
James in HD
Three in HD
There will be more to come, I'm sure. Thanks Sean!!
Our first night, I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. It was just so nice to do something real, another kind of Californian experience.
|All the fire rings at camp|
|Fancy a walk up these stairs with a surfboard? Half the path is eroded!|
Scott didn't want us getting bored and so provided some play dough, due to a private joke. I think we rose to the challenge...
|The artist at work|
|My surfer dude. Bodacious.|
|Do you remember how to use your back peddle breaks??|
We had a last surf this morning before checking out Old Mans and Four Doors. These two breaks are slightly further north than Trails and more crowded, but oh, the shape! So fun. I would have loved to surf here. Long, longboarding waves. People hanging 10 left, right and centre! The local surf clubs cultivate these little oases of bamboo shading a shower to rinse off. Really cute. Surf culture is the culture here. Everyone is walking around with a board under their arm, no matter what age. Even the cars in the lot have character.
We've arrived in Huntington Beach on our way north. Stay tuned for an update from 'Surf City', USA.