Beautiful Afternoon Surrounded by Ocean Life | Soraya Gonzalez Sherwin | San Diego, California

A whale and dolphins plus an amazing sunset. Ocean life when you paddle at sea.


More than Pink. Susan G. Komen 3-Day® Walk, San Diego, California | Soraya Gonzalez Sherwin

Nicole and I would like to sincerely thank you for sponsoring our 2017 3Day walk. We couldn’t have done it without you!

The two of us raised a total of $5,755.00.

Your generosity will help Komen achieve their Bold Goal—to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

Photo by Norma Gracey Spencer
Photo by Norma Gracey Spencer
Soraya Gonzalez Sherwin is with Nicole Sherwin in San Diego, California.
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Paddling from Torrey Pines to La Jolla Shores | Soraya Gonzalez Sherwin


I’ve been wanting to paddle from Torrey Pines to La Jolla Shores for quite sometime. I tried to do it once, but the waves were too strong and we quit after being thrown in the water for about one hour.

Today I drove by Torrey Pines beach on the way to La Jolla and decided to stop by to check out the water conditions. The tide was low, there was no wind, it was warm, sunny, and the waves were not too bad…

I was excited when I was able to go past the waves, and was surprised by a ‘fever’ of  stingrays that swam right under my board. I was thrilled!

My plan was to paddle a little south and then return to where I started…

A lonely pelican in the vast ocean…

Considering the possibility of paddling all the way to La Jolla since the water was so calm…

Taking a few minutes to admire the beauty of Torrey Pines Reserve from the ocean for the first time…
This fishing boat kept me going. I knew if something went wrong, somebody will notice.

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Scripps Pier. A familiar place.

Even though this trip was not planned, I was prepared for it. I knew the opportunity was going to present itself someday, and I had to take it when it did. 

Soraya Gonzalez Sherwin

2017 San Diego The Susan G. Komen 3-Day | Soraya Gonzalez Sherwin

We will follow our Outdoors University collaborator Soraya Gonzalez Sherwin during her ninth year participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. She joined this movement in 2009 because she felt a strong connection to its purpose right after she received negative breast cancer results from a needle biopsy and MRI.

“Next weekend I need to walk 17 miles on Saturday 10/14 and 13 miles on Sunday 10/15. If anybody in San Diego is interested in joining me, please message me. I will be leaving from my house on both days. Saturday, I’ll go to La Jolla Shores via Torrey Pines. On Sunday, I will go towards Cardiff via Del Mar.”

Here is the link to Soraya’s page.

My daughter Nicole decided to join the fight, and together we created the team 013. Here is the link to our team page:

Please take a few minutes to read about our motivation, and consider to make a donation if you are able to do to. Here is the link to Nicole’s page.


via 2017 San Diego 3-Day: Mrs. Soraya Gonzalez Sherwin – The Susan G. Komen 3-Day