Saturday, January 2, 2010

La Jolla Photo Essay, January 2, 2010

It was a beautiful day, so we decided to do a walk along the La Jolla coast, followed by a drive to the Mt. Soledad Memorial Cross.

We began the walk at the Children's Pool, which is now a sanctuary for the harbor seal population. People are allowed only limited contact. Note the abundant bird life, especially pelicans.

We contnued north toward La Jolla Cove, a designated swimming area. Along the way, we encountered more seals and pelicans.

Here is a view of La Jolla Cove, with an aloe plant in the foreground.

Kayaking is a popular activity below La Jolla Cave, the northern end of our walk. The bird population is truly amazing!

The Mt. Soledad Memorial Cross commemorates the war dead, dating back to at least World War I. The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association is now in charge of maintaining the memorial.

Here is a closeup of one of the World War I plaques.

The site affords some of the most panoramic views in San Diego.

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