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A morning at San Mateo Point 8/5/2013



by Chris Guenzler



I got up at 5:10 AM and after I had quick breakfast I drove south down Interstate 5 to Cristianitos Road and then got on El Camino Road and made a U turn and parked the van. I followed two lady surfers to the trail head and then hiked down to old US 101 Highway to San Mateo Point and walked out to the bench. I sat down and enjoyed a Coca-Cola while I waited for my first train of the morning.





The setting on this overcast morning.





Metrolink train 803 came beneath San Mateo Point. I changed my location by 100 feet to catch my next train.





The next setting on this overcast morning and a new photo location for me.





Metrolink train 607 came beneath San Mateo Point. Now I waited for my first Amtrak train of the morning.





You get to enjoy the waves and surfers as you wait for trains here.





Pacific Surfliner 763 came beneath San Mateo Point. I moved south on the bluff.





The next setting on this overcast morning and a new photo location for me.





A surfer riding the wave.





Pacific Surfliner 562 came beneath San Mateo Point. Next I set up for Metrolink 850.





They are replacing the supports under the San Onofre Creek Trestle.





Metrolink 850 crossed San Onofre Creek Trestle as it heads to Riverside. I returned to my southbound photo location.





Still watching the surfers below me here.





My last train of the morning was Pacific Surfliner 565. From here I hiked back to the van then returned to my home in Santa Ana.



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