Oceanside is a beach town between San Diego and LA. I was there in mid December, around the 13th – 15th or thereabouts. It’s where I saw the Pacific for the first time on this trip – and the second time of my life! – and where I really started my Route 1 / Route 101 / Pacific Coast Highway adventure. I was super excited when I got there and a little overcome by the . . sand! and seagulls! and waves! and sunset! and distant surfers! And actually, as you may have noticed wandering through this blog, I’m still excited by those things! This was just the beginning of two solid months of photographing the edge where the Pacific meets North America. And I never did get tired of it. So here is the first of many, oh so many to come, galleries of BEACH!!