50: The dolphins greeted us

(Tonight’s sunset at Mission Beach)

It has been a long, long, LONG day.  Having taken the time to figure it out, M and I have been awake and on the go since the equivalent of 11pm last night.  And it’s only 5:30pm here in California right now.  We’re going to try to stay awake for a couple more hours so we can get adjusted to the time change.

We just came back from the beach where we watched the sunset.  A pod of dolphins were frolicking in the surf.  Really.  They were frolicking.  Full, curving body jumps out of the water.  They looked like they were having a fine time playing in the waves.

(Yes, it’s THAT Carnival Cruise ship)

We arrived in San Diego a couple of hours after the Carnival Cruise Ship that has been in the news lately.  We wondered if it would contribute to traffic difficulties, with the media here to greet the ship and a Veteran’s Day parade going on at the same time.  It didn’t.

We had lunch (or maybe it was dinner since that’s how our body clocks have interpreted it) somewhere around Shelter Island (which is where I took a few photos of the cruise ship with the city of San Diego in the background).

(Fish taco)

I am once again on a mission to find the best ceviche in San Diego.  The ceviche we had today was great, but it has been a long while since I last sampled some of this marvelous seafood cooked in citrus juices so I am withholding judgment until the end of the trip.  Besides, I’m too tired to attempt a restaurant review.  The food was fresh and delicious and it gave us the energy we needed to keep going.  I did not take pictures of the ceviche.  I was too busy eating it.  I did, however, capture one of the fish tacos I had.  M ordered lobster tacos and we shared/split our orders.  We do that a lot when we eat out, having mini conferences about what to order so we can share the food and thereby taste more while not necessarily eating more.  (No, we don’t do the order one dish and split it thing.  We order two dishes that we both agree we want to try and then split it up.)

No Greetings From San Diego post would be complete with a palm tree.  There it is up against a gloriously blue sky.

After lunch and a quick trip to the grocery store, we made our way to the condo we’re renting for the week.  M is here for work and we’ve found in the past that renting a condo for the week is cheaper than staying in a hotel.  AND we’re practically right on the beach.  Yes!

Tonight’s sunset was amazing.  We stayed out on the beach for a while watching the dolphins frolic as the sky went from yellow to orange to a deep red.  Stripes of all three colors were layered across the horizon.

I can’t begin to tell you how good it is to be by the ocean once again, to put my feet in the sand and to listen to the waves as they come crashing and rolling in.  And even if I could, I’m too exhausted to do it.  Maybe tomorrow, after a good night’s sleep and a day at the beach I’ll find the words or the energy or both.

P.S.  I was trying to beat the auto-post I had scheduled but didn’t make it so you get two posts today.  I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but at least I didn’t miss a post.  🙂