Southern California 3 – Santa Ysabel Reservation plateau, Carbillo Point and Ocenside


This post is one in a series about a recent trip to Southern California. To “Like” the entire series, click here.

While driving home that first day from the Salton Sea, it was amazing how once we had climbed up from the elevation of the high desert, we found ourselves on a higher plateau where the Santa Ysabel Reservation is located. The change was stunning, as we then found ourselves in a grassy, tree laden, cool area with ranches and farms.

After these photos, the remaining pictures were taken on two other days, some from around Carabillo Point (the first place of European landing in the San Diego, California area), and others from the beautiful seaside resort of Oceanview.

As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does all the heavy lifting in selecting the photos. And thank you sincerely for dropping by the Book of Bokeh. I would also like to invite you to visit my Book of Pain  poetry blog.


Below is a panorama and our last view of the high desert plain. (Click on the photo to see a larger image; click on that larger image to see it full size.)


These pictures were taken on the high plateau:






Photos taken at Carabillo Point:





Who could refuse the wonderful pun on carpe diem of Seas the Moment? Photos taken in Oceanview, California:






All photographs and comments ©John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.


11 thoughts on “Southern California 3 – Santa Ysabel Reservation plateau, Carbillo Point and Ocenside

    • Thank you! I’ll let Lyn know…when I say all the heavy lifting picking the photos to show, I mean…all the heavy lifting! 🙂

      • It would be fantastic to meet you and Lynn. We are doing a road trip in late September/early October with some friends. We are starting in Roanoke, VA and ending up visiting my son who is moving to New Hampshire next month.

    • That is such an odd idea. I never thought of what it would be like to look at photos taken by someone travelling through and seeing my stomping grounds…:-)

      In the meantime, I am glad that you are enjoying them!

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