The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.

In San Diego County there is a seaside town called Encinitas.  It is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west; the freeway and railway line to the east.  Like most seaside towns it’s an insular, self-contained microcosm of all life.  Like almost all self-conscious little holiday towns it has more than its share of bars, places to eat, and odd characters.

There are also some cool gardens, nice bookstores, and over-priced womens’ clothes stores.  Encinitas could be any seaside town almost any where, if it weren’t for the fact that almost everyone you meet is so obviously Californian.

What is I about the people from Southern California?  Maybe its the a most constant sunshine, or the affluence, or the liberal attitudes – but the people from SoCal are ‘different’.  Everyone I meet I’d very pleasantly nice, and very ‘laid back’.

Ah well, I guess they would all say that about me.  Being a real Englishman makes one stand out in Southern California. And, not necessarily in a good way.  I’m a little too taciturn, too staid, and too moral for this part of the world.

No worries, I’m heading home soon.

Jack Collier



6 responses

  1. How on EARTH do you say this word? And I thought Alaska had difficult names.
    Being back will be comforting, if not as warm physically.

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    1. En sin eat ass 😂😂😂😂😂
      Luckily England is warming up now.
      Hugs ❤❤❤


      1. Please say you are pulling my leg….how can anyone take life seriously in a town with a name like that!?! 🤔😳🤔
        I’m glad it’s warmer in your real sector…hoping it’s warmer inside your soul, as well. 💕😍💕

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  2. Envying you your time there!

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  3. Hey now be nice, I’m a native. Wow you’ve been in Cali for awhile how long is your “holiday”?

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    1. I love California – I have 4 more days here ❤


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