Coastal California Views from the Pacific Surfliner Train Part One

I took a wonderful trip last March to Paso Robles to meet a friend for wine country tasting and food indulging! I took the train from Solana Beach, CA and painted watercolors along the way.

Watercolors by Cathy Carey 2015©
Watercolors by Cathy Carey 2015©

This one is seen passing from Solana Beach into Encinitas. It was still almost dark out and the sun was beginning to light things up.

Watercolors by Cathy Carey 2015©
Watercolors by Cathy Carey 2015©

A cute beach town along the way, between Encinitas and Carlsbad. Some of these I drew first, then painted at a later time on the way.

Watercolors by Cathy Carey 2015©
Watercolors by Cathy Carey 2015©

Here we were crossing a lagoon from Carlsbad into Oceanside. The sun was lovely and soft on the palms and the wind was softly ruffling the water reeds.

Watercolors by Cathy Carey 2015©
Watercolors by Cathy Carey 2015©

After Oceanside there is a long stretch of open space – Camp Pendleton. San Diego remains buffered from LA and Orange County because of this. The whole area was covered in yellow flowers and the sun was beaming behind the mountains.

Watercolors by Cathy Carey 2015©
Watercolors by Cathy Carey 2015©

Looking out the west side of the train, was the ocean, sparkling in the new sun. This area has lots of wonderful cliffs for dramatic views.

Stay tuned for more on my next post as the day begins and we cruise through beachside towns like San Clemente and Capistrano heading north to LA!!

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