Loving La Jolla

 

Looking out to Sea. SMD 2018

Looking out to Sea. SMD 2018

 

Watchful. SMD 2018

Watchful. SMD 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More to see from our quick trip to SoCal. It’s a chilly 35 degrees as I write. Making these photos a welcome respite. I’ve struggled for two days, attempting to share a coastal video with you. How do you do that? Ha ha. I’ve watched YouTube tutorials, uploaded a WordPress plugin, tried to save it as a GIF. And nothing worked. Ugh. More learning ahead!

 

Rocky Shore. SMD 2018

Rocky Shore. SMD 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toward the Children's Pool. SMD 2018

Toward the Children’s Pool. SMD 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resting. SMD 2018

Resting. SMD 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birds in the Pool. SMD 2018

Birds in the Pool. SMD 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remnants. SMD 2018

Remnants. SMD 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I spent time researching, to find out what this huge round cement structure is. My first guess was that it had to do with the military and war efforts. Well, that would be the historic version. It might just be some sort of drainage outlet, or something less refined. I did find good articles on the history of the military in and around San Diego. And there were many bunkers built in La Jolla. I just did not find evidence of this do-hickie.

 

Catching some rays. SMD 2018

Catching some rays. SMD 2018

 

Down to the Park. SMD 2018

Down to the Park. SMD 2018

 

Years ago, I worked in La Jolla for a short time. At the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. I often would walk to the park at lunch. Awesome fringe benefit!

This trip I wasn’t able to walk to the end of the wall at the Children’s Pool. It was wet from the tide. A bummer, but water and an o2 machine, UH-UH. Fun to watch people reacting when they were surprised by a large wave though. I borrowed these images from Google, to share the experience with you. Surprised that they actually show this on the street view!

 

Wall 1, Google image.

Wall 2, Google image.

Wall 3, Google image.

Wall 4, Google image.

 

The Sea Lions are a natural attraction in La Jolla. This short video is more about them than the cove. The second video is longer, and shows seals sunning at the pool. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Loving La Jolla

  1. laurelle

    It’s a very special place. Both my parents’ ashes were scattered there; so it’s quite sacred for me. They knew how much my sister and I loved the place and they wanted to be there always for us. The most difficult moment for me when I left San Diego to move to Spain was leaving the Cove. I shared these beautiful photos with my hubby who spent 17 years swimming at the cove. My son was the lifeguard on top of the hill. I was someone who over many years finally gained courage to swim out to the second buoy, a personal goal. It wasn’t until the last three or four that the seals really took over the cove beach and waters. They never harmed anyone as the swimmers swum by, although one large alpha male actually gave my husband quite a scare once barking at him. Thank you very much for the exquisite photos and the videos, Sheila.

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Laurelle, that is so wonderful. It has always had a special feel to me. Sacred, even though so many people are there at any given moment. A treasure shared.
      WOW! I am impressed. High five to you girl!! Way to go! So that is your family cove. Wonderful stories 🙂
      Thanks for sharing Laurelle 🙂

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  2. dotty seiter

    Sheila, THANK YOU for the sojourn to SoCal—the perfect antidote to the fact that I am about to take a predawn 21˚ walk with a friend! The COLORS in that 1st photo, as unreal as scifi in my day to day.

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    1. Sheila Post author

      LOL. 21 degrees! Oh my! Hope it was a great one 🙂 I am sure the warmth of friendship made it more bearable 😉

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