Originally Posted by profdan
Gosh, 60 miles from home!! Living in coastal Southern California, I have to drive for many hours (much of it through bad traffic) to find really isolated boondocking.
On the other hand, the beaches of Orange County are just a few minutes away -- we surf in the mornings, all year long. (Not every morning -- maybe once a week??)
On the third hand, the waves are so crowded (millions of people within easy driving distance) that it is often difficult to get a wave. That sounds like I am exaggerating, but I am not.
Years ago, I knew a guy who grew up in Orange County before World War II -- he said that folks used to camp out on the beaches, wherever they wanted to -- and that there were even primitive home-made truck campers boondocking right on the beach. Those days are long gone.
Early 1970's, my wife and I flew out to Southern California during the winter to get away from the New England cold/snow and visit her family.
Her cousin blew my mind when he announced his weekend plans:
Saturday skiing (snow) & Sunday surfing.
Closest I ever came to not returning home from a trip