Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Shell Beach, La Jolla

After our lunch at La Vache, we decided to head north towards home. But it was such a beautiful day outside that we stopped in La Jolla first. One of my favorite things to do in La Jolla (besides stopping @ George's for booze drinks) is to walk by the shoreline park. There are stairs that go down to Shell Beach, aptly named because the sand is made out of crushed sea shells. 

See what I am talking about:

The tide was really low, so there were lots of tide pools to explore:

Unfortunately I was not wearing proper foot wear for this. I almost took a good spill but caught myself before I fell! Looking in the tide pools is really fun though. There are all sorts of tiny sea creatures to be seen. Next time I'll try to wear better footwear so I can get pictures. 

Here are some other candid shots from the beach:

One of the things that I love about living where I do is that I can go to the beach in January. Of course the water is too cold to swim, but just the ability to be out and about and not freeze my butt off is something that I really value. I cannot imagine living anywhere else!


  1. You are so lucky to go to the beach in Jan! Looks amazing and what wonderful sand.

  2. The beach is wonderful year round, isn't it? Especially at low tide, with so much to see.

  3. Ahhh.... I sure would love your weather about now. Very nice photos.

  4. I want to leave near the beach too. :(

  5. Oh, absolutely gorgeous! I love La Jolla!


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