Saturday, May 15, 2010

Travelogue: Dana Point, a Saturday in March

During a weekend trip to San Clemente, my wife and I set out on a short day trip just up the Southern California coast to a town called Dana Point. Named for Richard Dana, author of Two Years Before the Mast, the city boasts a lovely marina. Little did we know that there was a celebration going on: The Festival of the Whales.

Among the festivities of the weekend festival was an event for the fast growing sport of stand up paddling called the Mickey Muñoz Paddle Surf Fiesta. I snapped a few pictures. Just another lovely day in SoCal (in March).


  1. This is the first I have heard of stand up paddling. Liked your pictures, especially the marina, and most especially the sillouette...which, of course, is sort of a grandpa thing.

  2. Also liked that quiet seascape; nothing but horizon and clouds.

  3. Lovely photos! Thank you!
    First time here; Your blog is truly interesting!Love it!
    Hope you're having a great weekend :)

  4. You know I'm calling you guys to be my tour guides when I ever get around to coming to your beautiful state. Thanks for all the pictures. I like this virtual vacation for a few minutes :)

  5. @Dennis: Glad you liked the photos. I did learn a thing or two from Grandpa's photos. More by osmosis than anything. But I do remember him telling me about "framing" a picture. He often had branches hanging in the foreground of his landscapes.

    @Betty: Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    @September: Glad I could give you a mini-vacation. So Cal does have its own flavor. I've lived here most of my life, and I'm still surprised by the variety of things I run into, like stand up paddling. (Who knew?)