Friday, December 30, 2016

La Jolla

 It was raining but we'd booked the tickets yesterday for the Beach Tour to La Jolla so we went cos the beach is beautiful rain hail or shine.
Unlike some other loud outspoken tourists who chose not to go, complained loudly and tried to get their money back blaming the tour company for the rain ruining their trip to the beach.

Mount Soledad is a prominent landmark in the city of San Diego, California, United States. The mountaintop is the site of the Mount Soledad cross, the subject of a 25-year controversy over the involvement of religion in government, which concluded in 2016.
We stopped there on the way- the rain stopped long enough for us to roam around and explore views and the Veterans memorial.

The Children's Pool is a small beach partially protected by a seawall. The original intention was to create a fully protected swimming area, but in recent years sand has filled in much of the area inside the wall. This is a popular beach for scuba divers because of the reefs just offshore. These same reefs can create very strong currents and other hazards, particularly in high surf conditions.

This has also become a popular viewing area for harbor seals.  Seals and occasionally seal lions haul out on the beach to rest year-round.  The Children's Pool Beach is closed to public access during harbor seal pupping season, Dec. 15 through May 15, yearly.

The roller coaster back in San Diego 

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