In the foreground is the San Elijo Lagoon. In the background, if it was daytime, you could see the 101 (coast highway) and the Pacific Ocean. Looks peaceful, huh?
In the nighttime, I cannot always see the ocean, but I can usually hear it. As I sit awake in bed right now typing this, the sound of the waves crashing is nearly loud enough to keep me from falling asleep. If the sound of the crashing surf does not keep me from getting to bed, the sound of the Coaster or the Surfliner flying by will. Yes, the view is amazing. But sometimes I just want quiet when I am trying to sleep. Oh well, I guess a loud night in California is better than a cold one in Michigan.