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A Day at San Clemente 4/7/2010

by Chris Guenzler

I had an idea about taking pictures along San Clemente Beach and finally decided to do it.

I arose at 5:10 AM and after getting prepared for my day, drove to Santa Ana and boarded Metrolink 803 for my trip to the San Clemente Metrolink station.

Metrolink 803 dropped me off and continued to Oceanside. I started my walk south.

Metrolink 850 at Dije Court. From here I walked south to the staircase at El Portal.

The view at El Portal.

Pacific Surfliner 763 on its way Goleta.

Pacific Surfliner 562 bound for San Diego. I continued my walk south.

San Clemente Pier.

Metrolink 850. I continued my walk south.

The view at Lost Winds.

Surfliner 565 at Lost Winds.

Pacific Surfliner 564 at Lost Winds.

I walked to the San Clemente State Beach and set up for my next set of pictures.

Pacific Surfliner 567.

Metrolink 600.

Pacific Surfliner 566. From here I walked south to County Line.

County Line, my southern destination. I had walked 3.7 miles to reach here.

San Mateo Creek trestle.

Pacific Surfliner 769 crossed San Mateo Creek trestle and passed County Line into Orange County.

The view at County Line north.

Pacific Surfliner 768 hit County Line and then headed out across the San Mateo Creek trestle.

The San Mateo trestle.

Pacific Surfliner 573 crossed the trestle then I started my trek north to the Metrolink station.

Metrolink 851 south of Califia Beach.

Pacific Surfliner 572 south of Califia Beach, after which I walked north to my next photo location.

Pacific Surfliner 775 at Dioca Del Caron. I moved a little north for my next train.

Pacific Surfliner 774 at Dioca Del Caron. From here I went to San Clemente to get a bottle of Coca-Cola then walked the elevated trail back to El Portal.

Pacific Surfliner 579 at El Portal.

Pacific Surfliner 578 at Dije Court. I returned to the San Clemente Metrolink station, having walked a total of 7.4 miles today.

Metrolink 609 arrived and I boarded for my trip home to Santa Ana.

I took a seat in New Jersey Transit Comet Car 5749 and relaxed the rest of the way home. It had been a great day of photography along the beach at San Clemente.