A Day at the Bay

Sometimes Stacycations just means taking a short drive and just relaxing, people watching, picnic, whatever. On this day we headed out to do some fishing in San Diego.  We found a fishing dock on the bay and sat back and waited for the thousands of fish to hit our bait. Thousands were more like 5, but at least on the San Diego bay you have plenty to watch as you patiently wait for the next nibble or strike.

Dock middleDock--Dock left side

A few of our staycation buddies don’t fish so this was the perfect place to sit back, hang, and enjoy the view. We packed a lunch and munchies and just chilled out. Unfortunately chilled out has more than one meaning as it was very cold out on this April day in California.

The cold ocean breeze hit us like a brick  it didn’t help that the sun was trapped behind gray skies. The sun  finally showed her face around 3:00 pm and the thawing out process began. I also think that we don’t know how to dress in California. We always think it is going to be warm but in this case a t-shirt and shorts weren’t cutting it.

Planes, trains, and automobiles.
Well actually make that planes, boats, and ships. Every type of boat or ship made its way past us during our 5 hour stay.   There were sailboats of every size, kite surfing, tourist boats, speed boats, navy boats, and giant ships.  A huge airplane got our attention as it was flying very low on its way to the nearby naval base.


Dock-SailboatDock-Dole BoatDock HornblowerDock-Plane
You don’t see huge planes fly this low very often

If you love your wildlife, we saw plenty of pelicans with one hanging out nearby hoping get a treat. Plus Seals, seagulls, pigeons, and of course fish.

Where we fish on the dock, you can see Coronado across the bay.   A ferry boat leaves every few minutes to take you across the water to Coronado Landing.    Filled with restaurants, shops , galleries, the landing is a popular place to be on a Sunday afternoon.  Even from our dock, we could hear the live bands playing jazz and pop music on this sunny yet breezy day.


Seaport Village, The Convention Center, and Petco park are  nearby and the Coronado Bridge is a just few miles away.

Dock--Large sailboat

Dock-PAdre stadium

As mentioned there is plenty going on to keep your brain stimulated for hours while you wait for the big one to pull at your hook.

Dock-Kids fishing
Every age enjoys the peacefulness of just sitting on the dock

There are plenty of places to hang out in the San Diego harbor and this is one of many. If you want to know where we were on this occasion,  I will give you a hint: It is behind where Comic Com calls its home.


Story and photos: Debbie Colwell


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