If you take a drive along the scenic 101 of North County San Diego you’ll become privy to some of the most breathtaking views in all of the country.
From crashing waves lapping at pebbly shorelines to sunsets burning and flashing and fading into the depths of the dark pacific, this region packs a punch in the aesthetics department.
In addition to the scenic beauty, North County San Diego also offers an array of human demographics; some millionaires, others homeless (their garb often perplexingly similar).
Prince and pauper alike can be found teeming amongst the eateries and shops of the coastal towns that dot this great expanse of water. It’s a raw and wild sort of place, several miles removed from the buzzing downtown of San Diego.
The harsh cliffs that tumble into the sands sit as reminder that although beautiful, this place is by no means soft. The ocean is especially fierce in the winters and should not be underestimated.
Perhaps it’s the dichotomy of her small stature and inhuman athletic feats that impresses me so.
Maybe it’s her ability to charge waves with fear but determination.
Maybe it’s the quiet thoughtfulness she possesses when listening to a song. All of it strikes the writer in me with pangs of telling. She truly is a girl like the sea.
Alex works as a web analyst for an advertising agency in San Diego. In her spare time she enjoys surfing, training for marathons, and exploring new music. She’s currently reading “A Sportsman’s Notebook”. In addition, Alex has an adorable nightly ritual of dessert before bed.