Cali Sun stroll

What does a land locked Iowan do when he has few spare hours on a short trip to California? Considering I left the state at the height of a crippling ice storm the answer was clear. You do anything you can to embrace the sun and the ocean.

Surfers pause to judge the waves before making their way into the surf.

Surfers pause to judge the waves before making their way into the surf.

After googling surfing and San Diego my choice was clear. I would soak up the last hours of daylight on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard outside of Ocean Beach, California. If that didn't give me a shot of sunny vitamin D to replace Iowa's winter grey I knew nothing would.

True to planning my two mile stroll along the cliffs relaxed me and gave me the opportunity to take some photos while meeting some great people. The following images are a few of the sights that I absorbed along the way.

Richard Aguirre relaxes in his vintage Volkswagen van while enjoying the last rays of the sun on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in Ocean Beach, California.

Richard Aguirre relaxes in his vintage Volkswagen van while enjoying the last rays of the sun on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in Ocean Beach, California.

Ozzy a self-described volunteer homeless man plays guitar as friends listen near the water at Ocean Beach, California. Ozzy has traveled across the country via auto, train and foot. Last night he was happy to be reunited with old friends that he had accidentally crossed paths with again.

Ozzy a self-described volunteer homeless man plays guitar as friends listen near the water at Ocean Beach, California. Ozzy has traveled across the country via auto, train and foot. Last night he was happy to be reunited with old friends that he had accidentally crossed paths with again.