5. San Diego is not boring
We did a lot of work on the boat while we were here…. too much really. Fortunately however we have made a commitment to practice being where we are, and San Diego has some pretty sweet distractions. Music to groove to, parks to get lost in, nautical inspiration, great surf…
6. Even the bad surf is good
At least that was our experience. It was not uncommon to sail out with a small group of our neighbors from the anchorage in one of our boats and anchor for the day just inside the tip of Point Loma. Then we’d dinghy out to a couple clean point breaks that we’d have all to ourselves until we tuckered ourselves out. I didn’t even know that this was possible in a populated California city! AND we were able to stay in the water for 3-4 hours without going hypothermic in the balmy 65 degree water!
7. People like to visit here
We had more visitors in our two months in San Diego than we had in the past year in Moss Landing. Something about all that warm sunshine I guess. It was awesome to see all these folks.
8. IPA Town USA
..that is what San Diego should change its name too. The city is chock full of breweries and from the sound of it more keep popping up year to year. Not only are there many great tasting rooms to stop into on your way home from anywhere, but there are also an incredible number of bars and restaurants that have a huge selection of local craft brews (the best being Raglan Public House in Ocean Beach). And while the beers are varied and diverse they lean heavy on the IPAs, which I fully support. My favorite brewery is probably Ballast Point but it’s hard to tell if I’m biased since each beer is named after different marine creature. We did our best to drink as many IPAs as possible before we couldn’t get them anymore… we did well in this town.