Just down the way from me, a few miles south, you’ll find La Jolla which means, jewel, and it truly is a gem of the region. Whenever I have out-of-town visitors, this is where I bring them. To take a stroll along this path and gaze upon this gorgeous view. Not to mention the seals.
Years ago, a short time after I moved here, harbor seals took over what is still, pretty much known as La Jolla’s Children’s Pool. This particular beach had once been designated as a beach for children, as requested by San Diego philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, and when I first moved to this area, I actually brought my kids to this beach a couple of times. However, a seal colony soon took it over and the rest is history.
I love seeing the seals in this natural setting, living and thriving right here, in our midst. But, since they’re arrival, 20 years ago, there’s been an ongoing battle between environmentalists who want to protect them and their right to be here, and those who want to reclaim this beach for children. But, the seals have been here so long now, (it’s become a tourist attraction, as tour buses bring visitors here daily), that I can’t imagine how they’d do if they were forced to leave and resettle elsewhere.
So, take a look at my photos of La Jolla, and tell me, isn’t this the most beautiful place for a stroll? I feel so lucky to live here!
If you’re going to live by the ocean, might as well enjoy the view, as this bicyclist is doing.
These Harbor seals claimed this cove as their home about about two decades ago, yet it’s still called Children’s Pool. Debate looms whether humans should be allowed into their habitat. For now, some, as pictured here, do impose themselves on the seals’ habitat.
This automobile screams, So Cal! The Beach Boys surely must be nearby.
Some folks will wear just about anything on the beach. Hope they remembered sunblock.
I just love the view from here!
If I wasn’t lucky enough to live here, I’d certainly want to vacation here, along the rugged coastline.
This house is directly across the street from the ocean. I could definitely see why anyone would want to live here, perhaps relax on this appealing bench and lose themselves for hours in the seaside view.
I can’t think of a better place for yoga, can you?
- Another perfect bench for a respite. Care to join me?
Henry wasn’t the only dog enjoying a stroll along the La Jolla Shores.
A variety of gulls make their home here–Willet and Western gulls. Heermann’s Gulls, too. From a distance, I swear these gulls look like penguins.
There is so much beauty to feast upon along the jagged coast of La Jolla.
And One More…
Over the years, here, too, the trees have succumbed to the flow of the wind. Yet, they still thrive, and are works of art created by nature’s hand.