Growing up in Florida I had seen the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean many times. It wasn't until my 33rd year that I got to see the Pacific for the first time at Oceanside, California. It was simply astonishing.
|The Oceanside pier.|
|The farthest end of the pier.|
|A California Brown Pelican drying off its feathers in the afternoon sun.|
|Oceanside gift shop.|
|A mother and daughter watching surfers trying to catch a wave.|