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Giant “Sea Serpent” Washes Up In Oceanside, CA

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For the second time in about a week a giant oarfish has been found in SoCal. This Friday, October 18, the 13 foot long fish was found in the Oceanside Harbor. Earlier this week an 18 foot long oarfish was found in Avalon, Catalina.

You can see a PHOTO of the oarfish HERE

For the second time in a week, a rare serpent-like oarfish has surfaced in Southern California, this one on Friday at Oceanside Harbor.

Beachgoers who saw the carcass wash up on the north side of the south Oceanside jetty, off the 1200 block of North Pacific Street, called police about 5 p.m., Oceanside police Officer Mark Bussey said. A caller told police he thought it was a whale.

Bussey and other officers responded as curious onlookers gathered around the silvery creature. At one point, about 50 to 75 people were there, Bussey said.

Police contacted SeaWorld San Diego, The Scripps Research Institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A NOAA representative responded to retrieve the fish, which she measured at 13 1/2 feet long. The carcass was cut into sections and removed in coolers for later study. [UT San Diego]

I love the water but this thing creeps me out. While beautiful, I just don’t want it rubbing against me. lol

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Sunset Walk Day 4. 30 Miles In 30 Days Challenge #5280ofAwesome

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This last week was especially high energy for this pinup. Last night, after a completely packed weekend of work, I did not go for my mile until sunset. I would much rather do my fitness run (usually 3 miles or more) in the early mornings, but this week has been a little hectic.

But I still love being outside and this 30 Miles in 30 Days challenge has really been motivating so far. It’s just a mile, so that’s about 20-25 minutes of walking or 9 minutes of running. I can do that. Even if it’s getting dark.

Join Busy Bee Blogger on the 30 miles in 30 days challenge. You can post pictures on Twitter and Instagram of your own mile every day using the hashtag #5280ofAwesome (there are 5280 feet in a mile, and you’re awesome).

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Carlsbad Triathlon Is This Sunday July 14, 2013 *ROAD CLOSURES*

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Oh dear, the coast tomorrow is going to be an absolute mess. Tomorrow is the Carlsbad Triathlon as well as the Star Wars relay race in Oceanside, CA.

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The annual Carlsbad Triathlon is tomorrow, Sunday July 14th, but there is also a wellness expo today, July 13th at Tamarack.

Here is a list of ROAD CLOSURES for tomorrow -

Carlsbad Blvd. between Pine St. and La Costa Ave.
Tamarack Ave. between Carlsbad Blvd. and Garfield Ave.
Palomar Airport Rd. between Carlsbad Blvd. and Avenida Encinas
Poinsettia Ln. between Carlsbad Blvd. and Avenida Encinas
Avenida Encinas between Carlsbad Blvd. and Ponto Dr.

If you are headed to Carlsbad to cheer your friends on, PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

I would just avoid San Diego’s North County Coastal all together if you can.

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Good Morning SoCal

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This morning, pinup bounced out of bed (ok more like rolled) headed to my coffee maker, and saw this. BusyBeeBlogger loves sunrises, especially those in Southern California, so I had to share.

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Stay cool, and wear sunscreen. xoxo

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How Your Wine Is Made, Pressing Grapes At Fifty Barrels Winery #weekwithilx

In my week that was full of luxury, heated seats anyone?, I used my voice activated map on the ILX (once I figured it out) to head out and see just how my favorite wine was made.

The men of Fifty Barrels Winery let me into the barrel room to watch them press the grapes for their Cabernet.

It turns out, that the pressing and making of wine has not changed too much, ever. The press is filled with grapes (after sitting in their bins for about two weeks) and then they are squished. Plain and simple. There is a pump that brings the juice into a giant container, and the press has a giant air bladder that fills with air. Other than that, it’s all done by hand.

Once the holder is filled with the juice, it will eventually go into barrels for about 18 months. Then we get to drink it!

Of course, I think they simplified a few of the steps for me to get the basic idea. But I was fascinated watching how it all works.

Check out my video of the process below!

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