Christmas Fun at La Jolla – Continued

Dec 29, 2008 by Lisa Newton

I'm amazed

La Jolla Cove is a very small beach, tucked between adjacent sandstone cliffs, which are just breathtaking.  I couldn’t stop taking pictures.

As I stood looking out, these bird-covered cliffs were on my right, and an out of the ordinary cliff containing a rock formation was on my left. I’m very interested in all things ocean related—coves, points, archipelagoes islands, etc.

Caves to the left, Waves to the right

I wasn’t the only one that day taking pictures.  In fact, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. 

From the inside of the cave

Walking down the steps leading to the cave, I couldn’t but help watch the muddy stairs, as I traversed my way down, so I didn’t slip.

When I reached the base, I was amazed and fascinated by the power and intensity of the ocean, and its ability to add life and form to rock formations.    If you’re a geographic aficionado and want to share any insight about the formation of land v water, by all means please feel free to share.

Waves between the rocks

Between the two cliffs were the rocky cliffs where the waves come crashing into.  If you love the sound of the ocean, and find it relaxing, this is one place you’ll definitely feel right at home at the Cove.

Wow, the water looks cold

Even though La Jolla Cove is best known for its scuba diving and snorkeling, I did see one swimmer, and he was a brave one.  Neither the air nor the water was very warm.  In fact, it was pretty cold, by San Diego standards.

Further down the beach, you can walk and see families having fun just doing what families do,–having fun spending time with each other.

Look what I found

You can see just how cold it was by the coats and hats these kids were wearing. 

What’s your family doing this winter?  I know the beach isn’t as cold here as it is around most of the of the country, but family fun, of course, isn’t limited just on the beach. 

I’d love to see some snow pictures—I’m originally from the Mid-west, and additionally lived for about 20 or so odd years on the East Coast, so I know that snow and family fun can definitely go together.

 So, what are you doing’? Cause if you’re not Travelin’ Local, you should.

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2 Responses to “Christmas Fun at La Jolla – Continued”

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