What's His Story?
by Marsha Kay Seff
Published - 01/16/13 - 03:12 PM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Although admittedly homeless in Pacific Beach, Darryl Baker keeps a positive attitude on the boardwalk while soaking up the laid-back beach atmosphere.       Photo by Marsha Kay Seff I Beach & Bay Press
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Darryl Baker makes no apologies about being homeless. He gives his address as “Paradise PB on Planet Earth.”

Baker said he used to work in oil and gas back east, moving to this West Coast beach area about two years ago. In Pacific Beach, he discovered he could make some money from tourists taking photos by dressing up in a floral hat and lei, and simply enjoy life by the shore.

He keeps himself neat and clean, showering in the public bathrooms.

“The best part of the lifestyle,” he said, “is the resort attitude. Everyone is laid-back. There’s energy, love and consciousness. I just celebrate. Like they say, ‘Be happy; don’t worry.’”

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January 30, 2013
I've been doing write ups on the boardwalk homeless for a few months now