Day 2 - morning
I got up quite early this morning just to watch the sunrise! Unfortunately, the sun was hiding behind a high rise building blocking its view! :-(
Regardless of my disappointment, the horizon was still stunning with the sun's colorful rays invading the sky. The day announced itself quite beautiful and sunny…..a magnificent one to start a cruise!
After breakfast, Michel and I were outside and wandering the streets of San Diego. Of course, only those within walking distance. Since our check-out wasn't until noon….we had ample of time to get lost. After all, it was only 7:30am!
The city was still asleep; hardly any people were seen around! However, what I saw of San Diego really impressed me. This section of the city was very clean, lovely and spacious looking with many beautiful high rises and condos. Plus, let’s not forget, a gigantic shopping mall just ten minutes further away! Have no fear….all the boutiques were closed!
Across the street from our hotel, a well groomed park looked quite inviting. You didn’t have to convince me twice…..I went straight in that direction.
Gorgeous views of the San Diego Bay stood right in front of me. I devoured every bit of it while walking along the cobblestone promenade where various shops, terrace cafes and restaurants were opening their doors.
Unfortunately, since I wasn’t looking where I was walking….being way too busy taking pictures, I ran head first right into a metal light post! Damn post, I was quick to yell out while Michel burst into laughs! At least, I didn’t hurt myself I was quick to say! Ha, ha!
In the distance, the Coronado Bridge added beauty to the décor. It linked San Diego to Coronado, an island in the middle of San Diego’s Bay!
Interestingly, it is the third deadliest suicide bridge in the USA trailing only the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Aurora Bridge in Seattle! Being 11,179 foot long (3,407 meters), it reaches a maximum height of 200 feet (61 meters).
After having wandered around the waterfront for a good two hours, it was now time to head back to the hotel and get the show going! I had a cruise ship to embark and it was now time to do so!Monique :-)