Exploring La Jolla

July 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

View From AboveCliffs next to the Torrey Pines Gliderport, overlooking Blacks Beach.

 

I spent the day exploring the beautiful coastline in La Jolla (San Diego), California last week. The day started out as partly cloudy and quickly went to thunderstorms and ended with blue skies and some clouds at the horizon. I started the day in Torrey Pines at the Torrey Pines Gliderport, which is located on the cliffs over looking Blacks Beach. Blacks Beach is known for being an unofficial nude beach. I can confirm this is true. There are people who choose to go nude there, so if you are bringing your children be aware of this fact. It also a very popular beach for surfers. There is a lifeguard tower perched on the edge of the cliff, where a lifeguard watches through binoculars and radios to life guards on the beach. It tends to be windy up on the cliffs which is perfect for paragliding and hang gliding. 

As I headed to downtown La Jolla the storm blew in. Stuck in traffic and no where to stop and capture photographs of the lightening happening all around me. When I reached Children's Pool in La Jolla I ran to the gazebo on the cliff over looking Children's Pool for shelter from the rain. It didn't provide much shelter as the wind was blowing the wind right at me. I dared to take out my camera and starting snapping. I only took a few photos as I couldn't keep my lens dry. I ran back to my car and once inside pulled out my camera to see what I had captured. I was surprised and delighted to see I had captured lightening out over the ocean. I waited out the storm, which luckily wasn't long. Then head down onto the beach just north of Children's Pool. It is a beautiful beach to explore. As I went south I found that each beach in La Jolla has a unique beauty to it. 

Heading north towards home, I decided my day was not complete without a sunset photo. I stopped at Solana Beach in San Diego and captured the sunset and then the full moon. My day was now complete. 

 


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