Gold Canyon, Az

Gold Canyon, Az
New Years Day 2015, Gold Canyon, AZ

Friday, February 17, 2017

La Jolla Cove

Wednesday we headed out to checkout La Jolla Cove and Shell Beach.  It was the usual drive down I-5.  Just us and thousands of other commuters.  When we got there most of the parking spots on the waterfront were taken and had to drive around a bit before we found a spot big enough to get the truck into.

All this natural beauty and right behind us its all concrete and buildings.  The urban sprawl is so complete that there is very little land left undeveloped.  As beautiful as the coastline is this is not a place for me.  Just too many people.

It was a fun day watching the antics of all the birds, seals and sea lions.

Here are some of our memories.

There was a heavy fog coming in off the ocean so
everything was a little fuzzy.
Great view though.  

Seals and their pups were everywhere.  Junior is having lunch.

Some of the moms were frolicking with their pups in the surf.

Big yawn, stretch and back to sleep again.
Nice set of pearly whites.  Very sharp teeth.
Great for ripping fish apart. 

Looks like this guy was struck by a boat propeller 

When the seals are giving birth, December to March,
you can't go down on the beach but you can still get pretty close.

I wish I knew what he was dreaming about.  

Every once in a while a flock of Pelicans would fly overhead.
You could almost feel their wings. 

A new Yoga pose.  He stayed in this position for quite some time.
Really wanted to sneak up and scratch his tummy.

Best buds. 

Sometimes it looked like they were posing.  

Seals weren't the only ones reproducing. 

We think they are Cormorants.  Our bird book doesn't show them with the blue throats but everything else about them spells Cormorant. 

The museum found a purpose for boats that don't float anymore.  

Thursday we are heading to the famous San Diego Zoo.  Our last day of activity before the forecasted winter storm is to hit the coast.

Till then.