Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cute and Lazy

On my drive back to La from San Diego I topped by La Jolla Cove to check out the seals. It was a beautiful afternoon and the temperature was about 65F when me and my friends found them laying on the beach.

 California coast

The are found at what they call Children's Pool or Casa Beach year round. Swimming is not allowed in here but the show of watching the seals is unique as they come and play or lay on the sand when the tide is low.

 Seals resting on the shore

To see them closer you can walk out onto the breakwater where you can also enjoy unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and the wonderful coast. Additionally you can enjoy of the many pelicans and seagulls that fly all over the area.

Seal waving back at us

With these images I'd like to remind you to take care of our environment so we can continue to enjoy seeing wildlife in their natural environment and not caged in Zoos and Aquariums.

Casa beach at La Jolla Cove

19 comments:

  1. I have never seen a seal...I think I could spend a great afternoon walking those steps and meditating. What a beautiful drive. 65* wow I am in the middle of a snow storm.

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  2. This post made my heart sing. So magical,so beautiful. Thank you.

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  3. Such great pictures, love that last one. Stunning.

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  4. That beach is amazing! I don't know what I would do if I saw seals just lying on the beach. Probably sit there & watch them all afternoon & think how lucky I was to see it.

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  5. Gosh ~ that would be so much fun to be able to be that close to those wonderful creatures. Nature is such an amazing thing to experience!

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  6. the seal is so sweet + cute! I love that photo.

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  7. I was in California once and took a road trip down route 1 along the coast... Every time we stopped, the scenery literally took my breath away...

    These are beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them here.

    xo,
    -maria

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  8. la jolla is a beautiful place!! these pictures are stunning!

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  9. Thank you for this reminder - we often take things like this for granted that eventually we don't realize they are gone!

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  10. La Jolla is our annual family vacation spot. Seeing those pictures brought backs tons of great memories. Can't wait to go back again this year!

    My daughter loved the seals. She could have watched them sleep for hours.

    momsthelaw.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow! I knew this looked familiar! We just missed you in SD I see :)
    Hope you love the macaroons!

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  12. Beautiful and sweet post. I have a soft spot for seal and during our summers in Northern Maine, we always pay a visit to the local seals. However, they do keep their distance and warm up on a tiny rock far away from the shore. i have never seen seals warming on the beach like this. Thanks for the treat, and yes the environment and nature is so fragile...

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  13. Your pictures are so beautiful! It looks so warm there.

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  14. Ah, I have such fond memories of the Cali coast. Stunning photos!! xo

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  15. oh, you made me miss home!!
    I live in chicago now, but grew up in california!. Miss the ocean terribly!!

    thanks for stopping by my blog!
    xx
    callie

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  16. I love socal! And seals... makes me sad they all left San Francisco.

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  17. Oh my! What beautiful pictures :)

    Thanks again for stopping by my blog :)

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  18. so beautiful, one of my favorite places!

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  19. Isn't this such a beautiful area? It is one of my favorite places! Love it and miss it!!

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