We ventured up to La Jolla for its gorgeous seascapes! From San Diego.org (link),
With a dramatic coastline boasting spectacular views, it's no surprise that La Jolla is one of the most popular beach destinations in California. Surrounded on three sides by the sea and backed by the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad, La Jolla's coastal profile and quaint village lifestyle evokes a Mediterranean feel. With a unique microclimate that rarely drops below 50 degrees or exceeds 90 degrees, combined with unmatched natural beauty, an upscale casual vibe and world-class attractions, La Jolla lives up to its nickname as "the jewel" of San Diego.
What does the name "La Jolla" mean?
The exact origin of La Jolla’s name is somewhat uncertain. Historians dispute whether the name originates from the Spanish word La Joya, which means "the jewel" or from the Native American term Woholle meaning "hole in the mountains".
La Jolla is famous for its seals ....
... enjoying the sun as the sea swirls around them.
We also spotted these critters ...
... a colony of ground squirrels burrowing in the slopes overlooking the beach.
The seagulls also nested in the bluffs.
Walking back to our car, we noticed the dingy cluster ...
... and this mural. Indeed, Brave Men Run in My Family!
I followed the sign ...
Have you visited La Jolla ... or attended a beach wedding ... or seen sea mammals in the wild? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blog posts wins a book choice from my convention stash. Comments are open through Saturday, July 30, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 31 at SOS Aloha.
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