Astral Nomads

One man, one woman, one rabbit......traveling with the stars.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Down Along The Cove

You say "La Hoya", I say "La Joe-La", let's call the whole thing off! Ha! Here's a post, finally. Astral Wendy flew back to New Jersey for a few days and, let's be honest, without her photography, this blog would be pretty damn boring. Anyway, we drove up to La Jolla Cove today and stopped on the way at a few scenic points of interest: Kate Sessions Park and Mount Soledad Park. Both of those parks have some pretty fantastic views. The day was overcast and cool when we left Ocean Beach but by the time we got to La Jolla Cove, the sun was out and it was another beautiful SoCal day.

Here's the view of Mission Bay from Kate Sessions Park. On a clear
day you can see all the way to downtown San Diego.

This is on Mount Soledad. We can see the Pacific from here.

The top of Mount Soledad has a memorial for service men and women
that have served during wartime. You can pay them to put a plaque up for

Here's some of the plaques that are on the brick walls around that cross.
Space is still available.

Downtown La Jolla Cove. Very tony.

There's a real nice waterfront park in La Jolla Cove.

One of the main attractions in La Jolla Cove is the local sea lion
community. At least I think they're sea lions. Maybe they're seals.
I'm not sure if there's a difference.

There's a tiny little beach down along the cove.

Pelicans in flight.

The sea lions have a pecking order and the losers
have to hang out on rocks where a good wave
pummeling is a distinct possibility. Sometimes they
get knocked into the water.

Hey Astral Wendy, are you spelunking?

Oh, there you are.

It's so beautiful here. No wonder it's so expensive to live in La Jolla.

Sea lion pile on the sea lion.

We ate lunch on the patio at The CrabCatcher.Their location
is perfect and the food was good too.

I had a sandwich called The CrabCatcher: Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato
with Crab Meat on a brioche. Nice. Astral Wendy had a Crabcake sandwich
but she Joe Bloggsed the focus on the photo of it.

The pummeling rock.

Amazing shot Astral Wendy!

This little piece of WTF courtesy of the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art.
We didn't go in, but not because of this.

The roses just started to bloom in out hotel courtyard.


  1. I like the shell backs on the Crab Catchers' chairs.

  2. Gorgeous photos! Sea lions have visible ear flaps, while seals just have ear holes. There are other differences, but to me, it's all about the ears.

  3. Thanks Katrina! I have always wondered the difference and was so glad for your information! I could have watched those sea lions all day long as they are so amusing!

  4. welcome back- you were both missed. Looking forward to seeing you on the east coast when you arrive!

  5. Thanks Ellen! We'll be taking Rt. 80 home so you might see us sooner than you think!

  6. Shell Beach! You got to watch the movie "Dark City" to appreciate the true meaning of Shell Beach.