Saturday/ Tide Park Beach

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The underside of my paddle board had a Kraken tentacle on. The Kraken is a legendary sea monster of large proportions that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland.

We spent some time today at Tide Park beach – part of the larger Solana Beach area to the north of the San Diego metro area.  I even dipped my toes into the California surfer culture by going out on a standing-up paddle board for a bit, with some coaching from my brother.  The surfing area by the beach is called ‘Table Tops’ because of a reef right there. Absolute beginners such as me were wise to steer completely clear of the surfers, of course.

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My nephew is ready to hit the surf down below with his surf board (and for good measure has a boogie board as well). It was a beautiful day, with the marine layer (visible in the distance) staying offshore.
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Here’s the Tide Park beach, part of the larger beach area called Solana Beach. The lifeguard station is on the left. A guy came hobbling up from the beach with a stingray wound to his foot, that they treated and bandaged up for him.

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