Monday, June 30, 2008

La Jolla Children's Pool

I've nothing new on the knitting front to report, I've had a crummy summer cold since Thursday. The Photographer got tired of hanging around the house with a sick-o and went over to The Children's Pool in La Jolla for a couple hours late Sunday afternoon.

Children's Pool Sea Wall

La Jolla Children's Pool

All the people are watching the seals in the water who are watching the people on the shore.

Seals at Children's Pool

(If you click on the photos it will take you to Flickr where you can see the large version of the picture.)

A little history on the Children's Pool. Five or more years ago the seals moved in and took over this beach to have their pups. The seals on the sand were roped off, no swimming in the water as it was contaminated from the seals doing you know what; it was fun to go down in the Spring and see all the babies and adults sunning themselves on the sand.

A People's Rights group sued to get the beach back for the children; they won and the ropes came down and once again humans could swim in the water. Except the seals didn't get notification so they're still there contaminating the water that people are now free to swim in. Ick! Not sure who exactly won the legal battle over beach rights. I would have voted on the Seals side.

La Jolla beach

The pier in the upper left is the Scripps Institue of Oceanography/UCSD

How's this for a view from your desk!
Life Guard

This is what he's looking at
High Tide body surfing

Artists above it all
artists at the beach

Back to knitting soon.

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