When the rain clouds make their way to San Diego, I get extremely excited about all the photo possibilities. With stormy conditions over the weekend, this seemed like the perfect time to take a trip to Oceanside Harbor, where water-loving rich folk park their fancy yachts.
On this warm Sunday evening, I was thankful to find the harbor shops and restaurants fairly quiet. It’s one of the reasons I love fall in San Diego; the crowds have gone home and we are left with respectful locals looking to soak up every last drop of sunlight.
I passed by the harbor restaurants serving happy hour specials while people watched Sunday night football in the outdoor patios. The pelicans and seagulls gathered on the railings, eagerly anticipating a fresh fish dinner while the lobster boat captains hauled their catch onto the docks.
The harbor felt surprisingly peaceful on this particular day in late October. I began to wonder what it would be like to have this kind of life – to be constantly on the water, sleeping, eating and dreaming while rocking to the rhythms of the ocean.
I love visiting all of the restaurants here at the Oceanside Harbor; it’s like its own little community. Tourists who visit San Diego tend to skip over Oceanside and spend most of their time down south, in the downtown area or nearby beach towns like Pacific Beach.
The Oceanside Harbor is worth a visit if you want to get a feel for the local life in the area. I suggest staying for the sunset – with reflections to die for and fiery colors that fill the sky, it rarely disappoints.
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