[By the way, for out-of-towners, La Jolla is pronounced as if it was Spanish: "la Hoy-ya" and not "la Jo-la." What the word means is open to debate, as jolla isn't a Spanish word. Options include the Spanish la joya meaning The Jewel, or possibly a corruption of a Native American word Woholle meaning a Hole in the Wall.]
|La Jolla Cove seawatch viewpoint from Point La Jolla at Scripps Park. Looking north across La Jolla Bay.|
|Point La Jolla and La Jolla Bay satellite view.|
Cormorants were nesting on the cliffs, terns and pelicans were diving into the water for a morning snack of fish for breakfast.
I was inches from 30 or so California Sea Lions resting and fighting on the rocks below me and noted a couple of Bottlenose Dolphins swimming by not too distant. There were also several boats, including small one-man rafts and kayaks out fishing a mile or more from shore. Several swimmers were crossing the bay--more than a mile swim across the bay in rather cold water!
Several walkers and joggers passed by, many stopping to watch the sea lions and snap some up-close photos.
After my eyes tired and I wasn't seeing anything new, I packed up the scope into the car and then followed the walkway taking some photos. I started on the east side at Goldfish Point and walked maybe 1/2 mile west to the Seal Rock. I provide a map, below.
|Closer view of La Jolla Cove area|
|Arrive early if you want a parking space.|
|La Jolla Cave and Goldfish Point|
|La Jolla Cove|
|California Sea Lions on Point La Jolla|
|View of Childrens Beach and Point Mencinger|
|Harbor Seal on Childrens Pool Observation Walkway|