After we dropped Shannon’s clothes at the house, we went to the beach. There are several beaches by the way. The first one she elected to show us was La Jolla Cove. That’s pronounced like “la HOY uh” and NOT “la holla.”
La Jolla, which happens to be the furthest beach, is only 15 miles from Shannon’s house.
Her favorite beach, which is Pacific Beach, is only about 12 miles away. Mission Beach is 10.5 miles. Ocean Beach, her least favorite, is only 10 miles away. The beach on Coronado Island is just eight miles away.
There’s the Hubby. Wondering what he’s looking at? Well, I’ll tell you. I thought it was a tide pool. But he said it was just seaweed and stuff.
We LOVE tide pools.
I could try and explain a tide pool, but I don’t feel like getting all scientific. So I’ll just provide this link and then tell you that they are essentially pools of water visible at low tide that are filled with critters.
It’s fun looking at the various critters. We could have stayed for hours, but we were parked in a two-hour spot and still had lots to see.
There’s not much of a beach, relative to East Coast beaches anyway. But what is there is awesome. The town of La Jolla (link leads to someone else’s photo) is perched atop a rocky cove that has tide pools AND seals, sea lions, pelicans, cormorants, a wide variety of seagulls, and people.
La Jolla is a beach town, but it’s an upscale beach town.
Most folks don’t swim without wetsuits. Not for long periods (more than a few minutes). Water temperatures range between 66 and 72°F at peak, which is around the first week of September.
Shannon has never been in the water past her ankles since moving to San Diego.
Following are my favorite shots from La Jolla…
Shannon took that last picture. Hubby said to her, “I’m so glad you’re here.” That’s because he’s usually the one taking pictures of me, often standing beside odd stuff.
There are more pics. But rather than post them all here, I uploaded them to Flickr. If you’d like to see them, you’ll have to visit my Flickr site.
Is one of my favorites your favorite, too? Or would you choose one of the others? The weather was great for picture taking!