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the Kessel Run

Wednesday,  07/29/09  11:19 PM

Regular readers know that one of my favorite rides is from Dana Point Harbor to Camp Pendleton and back, a loop of 40 miles along the beach which I have whimsically christened "The Kessel Run".  I have ridden it in under two hours, but not yet in twelve parsecs :)

One of the many charms of this ride is the beauty of the harbor and beachfront in the fading light.  Here's what the harbor looks like at 6:30, as seen from The Charthouse perched high above:

Kessel Run: Dana Point Harbor at 6:30PM
(click to enbiggen)

And here's the same view, sun down and lights twinkling into the distance, 2 1/2 hours later, at 9:00:

Kessel Run: Dana Point Harbor 9:00PM

Not pictured, the maresia (salt air smell from the sea), the eerie stillness, the taste of a rare steak and a nice Pinot :)

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