We love beaches. Sand. Sunshine. I even love the smell of sunscreen. (ok...not all sunscreen, but Hawaiian Tropic and Australian Gold are pretty great!) If we are ever traveling and have a day with no plan, we automatically default to hitting up the nearest beach.
Dave decided that we would start our day at La Jolla Cove to check out the seals. The morning overcast sky hadn't quite cleared up yet, so we just hung out and took photos.
Still photos do not do this scene justice....it was beautiful, but also hilarious to watch the little seals sliding around the beach and barking at each other, plus playing in the water. They are SO CUTE!
We kept walking down the cliffs a little way and ended up at this gorgeous little beach (no seals here, unfortunately) that we could actually get down onto and walk.
We finally saw the sun peeking out and decided to head down towards Imperial Beach and stroll in the sunshine. We parked way up the road from the actual "Imperial Beach" sign, so I didn't get a shot of that, but we did get a chance to walk the whole pier!
There were a TON of people fishing off the pier - and actually it seemed like Imperial Beach really encouraged fishing because there were several wash stations along the sides of the pier itself. Thankfully we weren't the only people just walking, but there was one guy in a motorized wheelchair who seemed to be running the pier, he kept buzzing by us with "Sweet Caroline" blasting! (He had a few other songs playing, that one just stuck out in my memory...)
We also made a friend with a cute little seal! We only saw one, but he seemed pretty happy to roll around close to all the fishermen and watch what everyone on the pier was up to.
It wouldn't be a trip with Dave without examining the structure of the pier, of course - and he wasn't exactly comfortable with the amount of rust on the supports...but by the time he realized we were already at the end of our walk...sorry Dave!
I've said a lot of times that I don't really like southern California - but that isn't all-together true, I just don't like the cities. The beaches and state/national parks are gorgeous. I am still more of a northern California lover, though. There is something to be said about having enough water! :) (If you're feeling a little morbid check this article out: R.I.P California)
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