There is a viewpoint on the drive from LA to San Diego which will be familiar to tens of thousands of people who make this trek on a regular basis. South of San Clemente, south even of the San Onofre Nuclear reactors. It's a common stop, unusually for jost a moment or three to get out and stretch your legs on the two hour drive between LA and SD.
It's a layover. And sometimes you see other people, themselves stopping for a momentary respite before continuing south. A place where people who may not have the Pacific Ocean looking back from their morning commute.
And they stop. And look.