The end of golf
Trip Start Apr 02, 2009
123Trip End Sep 09, 2010
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And into our final days – we can’t believe 4 weeks have already gone. Sven has been out playing golf at Torre Pines. The final games he is allowed before the clubs get sent back to the UK and golf becomes a distant memory. Taking on the North course first, he got round in 82. Not a great score as the course is not that difficult
San Diego is gorgeous, right on the Pacific Ocean. The place doesn’t feel like a city and whilst we haven’t spent any real time in the here we have toured the coastline around to the harbour and back again. The city consists of gentle hills covered in properties but nothing high-rise, so good views of the ocean and harbours for all. We went for a walk along Mission Beach to take in our last experience of the South Californian beaches and tried to get out to the Cabrillo Monument on Point Loma, one of the smallest and most historic, and most visited (it gets more visitors than the Statue of Liberty in New York). This small monument is the place where the first European (Portuguese) reached California. Unfortunately, we were too late and were not able to pass the strict security points, despite Sven’s attempt to be arrested by taking a photo of the sunset
We said farewell to the golf clubs, managed somehow to get all of our possessions we need for the next stage into our backpacks and a couple of day bags. As we left Torrey Pines we decided to see a local area, Del Mar, in all its summer Sunday glory and took an early lunch whilst considering the merits of us trying to surf!
Our drive back to Los Angeles was a fitting one in that we took the Pacific Coast Highway, Hwy1, North to see the beach towns of Los Angeles – Laguna, Newport, Huntington, Long, Redondo – to name a few along this 80 mile stretch.
Tomorrow – Ecuador!!!!!