No longer an ocean blog, but still a San Diego blog. We moved to a downtown condo, and found this unusual specimen with its huge (10-12″ diameter) leaves on one of our first walks.
Walking is the definitive verb assoicaited with city living. We have a view of treetops and the linear architecture of high-rises from our third-fourth floor home. We hear street noise — muted. The grocery store and pharmacy are across the street. The second grocery store is in the next block. The hardware store is four blocks away. There are dozens of restaurants within a few blocks. We can walk to the ballgame, the symphony, the library, the harbor, the maritime museums, and the train station.
We have downsized again — and it feels like a big step up!