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ScouseLeeM on Tour
17th Feb 2005 - 21st Feb 2005
San Diego

...aah the bliss of getting away from the cold wet UK and heading to sunny California...or not, in this case.

We arrived in what is one of Southern California's 5 wettest seasons in history. All started well with a day at Sea World, the sun actually shined for part of the day, and was thoroughly entertained by the dolphin and killer whale shows. Also watched an obtacle course demonstration by well trained dog, cats..and a pig!

Decided to also spend a day at the world famous San Diego zoo, only to be met by 5 hours of non stop torrential downpours, and a host of animals cowering at the back of their enclosures peering out at us wondering what the hell we were doing out in the rain.

Had great fun finding our hostel, the cab driver was a foreigner who couldn't even find the road it was on, I ended up using a map and guiding him there, the fare was about 3 times what it should have been but hey ho the hostel were paying. In a cool little area called Ocean beach, plenty of cafes, ice cream parlours, waffle houses etc, and obviously near the beach, good place to go back to but preferably in the summer next time...

Spent one day out doing a city tour, looking at the areas where the rich and famous live, and doing a harbour tour. We also attempted to go whale watching, but the boat had to turn back due to bad weather so something else for a future visit. Ended up touring a US destroyer, looking at jet fighters, touring the bridge etc. Overall a great place to do again when it's hot, right now can't wait for the (supposed) heat of Miami beach, but need to party in Vegas first...



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Diary Photos
18th Feb 2005  Sea Otter feeding, Sea World
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18th Feb 2005  Sea otter feeding, Sea World
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18th Feb 2005  San Diego from above
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18th Feb 2005  Dolphin show Sea World
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18th Feb 2005  It's a whale!
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18th Feb 2005  Dolphin says hi
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18th Feb 2005  Dolphin high flying
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18th Feb 2005  Dolphin mid jump
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18th Feb 2005  Dolphin and friend, Sea World
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18th Feb 2005  Dolphin mid flight, San Diego
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18th Feb 2005  Riding a whale, Sea World
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18th Feb 2005  Dolphin high jump
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18th Feb 2005  Seals basking, San Diego
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18th Feb 2005  Hello seal!
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18th Feb 2005  Seal wants feeding...
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18th Feb 2005  It's a SHAAARK!
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18th Feb 2005  Where's my fish?
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18th Feb 2005  My hand!
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18th Feb 2005  Dolphin feed time
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18th Feb 2005  What you looking at?
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18th Feb 2005  SHAAAAAARKS!!! Sea World
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18th Feb 2005  Pelicans chill at sea world...
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18th Feb 2005  Manatee group
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18th Feb 2005  Big fat Manatee, Sea World
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18th Feb 2005  Turtle, Sea World
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18th Feb 2005  Beluga whale, SanDiego
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18th Feb 2005  Polar Bear...in California
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18th Feb 2005  Underwater with Beluga whale
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18th Feb 2005  Doing the obstacle course...a pig!
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18th Feb 2005  Orca and baby
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18th Feb 2005  ...coming ashore
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18th Feb 2005  Killer whale on land!
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18th Feb 2005  Shamu's show, Sea World
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18th Feb 2005  Shamu spinning
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18th Feb 2005  San Diego Zoo
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19th Feb 2005  Realxing at San Diego zoo
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19th Feb 2005  Friends at the zoo...
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19th Feb 2005  Panda hiding from the rain..
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19th Feb 2005  Sun bears play fighting, San Diego
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19th Feb 2005  Polar bear playing
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19th Feb 2005  Polar bear frolics
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19th Feb 2005  Playtime
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19th Feb 2005  Koalas chilling...
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19th Feb 2005  Balboa Park, San Diego
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19th Feb 2005  Balboa Park, San Diego
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19th Feb 2005  US Aeronautical Museum, San Diego
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20th Feb 2005  San Diego Harbour Tour
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20th Feb 2005  Seals, San Diego harbour
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20th Feb 2005  San Diego Harbour
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20th Feb 2005  San Diego Coranado Island
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20th Feb 2005  San Diego harbour
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20th Feb 2005  On board US destroyer, San Diego
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20th Feb 2005  Jet fighter, san Diego
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20th Feb 2005  On board USS Reagan
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20th Feb 2005  San Diego, US destroyer
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20th Feb 2005  On board destroyer, San Diego
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20th Feb 2005  San diego
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