Saturday, July 5, 2014

More of our "haunts" on the coast while we were visiting Encinitas

Lovely part of the world along the Californian coastline from Encinitas to San Diego.
Bits and pieces of the things we did.......


One day we lunch in Little Italy, San Diego...........

Went to the San Diego triathlon and barracked for Luke............................ 

Wynne's first triathlon to cheer for her dad

Strolled along the pathways through the park at the lovely Spanish Landing overlooking San Diego Bay ( part of the triathlon run course)

More gum trees

A wonderful sculpture by the world renowned Victor Salmones

The two Luke's fly past on their way to the finish line at Seaport Village

Beth and Wynne in training - also heading for the finish line!

Colourful Seaport Village in Embarcadero Marina Park

Seaport Village - San Diego Shopping, Restaurants ...

The finish line in the park over looking San Diego Bay
Luke heads for the finish line

Post race check-in

Heading home!
An afternoon in La Jolla...............................

Torrey Pines with La Jolla on the headland in the distance
La Jolla Beach

Popular with the locals and the holiday makers
La Jolla Village on the headland, La Jolla Cove below
Kayaking is popular at the southern end of La Jolla Beach.
 Lots of caves to explore in the sandstone cliffs lining the shores

The 7 Caves of La Jolla |

Summer holidays and great weather = a full beach!

Seagulls like it to!

Walking down to la Jolla Cove

Lots of birdlife and seal!

Mum and baby enjoying a doze!

Someone else has different ideas!

Here I come to disturb you!
Love the bird protecting mum and bub.

Arguing! Very noisy!!!
He pushes her into the water - meanie!!!

Californian Pelicans

La Jolla Cove
The seal colony kept us amused
Noisy and smelly!

Who me!!!!?????

More summer fun - swimming and diving
Sandstone caves at the Cove

Great walk along the sandstone cliffs

San Diego Contemporary Art Museum
Ingenious boat sculpture balances on he roof at the entrance
Beautiful rose, "Hodak"

La Valencia - :The Pink Lady" of La Jolla

La Rue Restaurant

What a beautiful church! - Mary Star of the Sea
The Fair has been in full swing since we have been here - crowded day and night!

Our hometown while we are visiting.....................

Lovely cafes, shops, streetscaping and sculptures

Want one of these wall gardens for home! 
Bark art!!! Stunning trees!

Aussie gums?

Window shopping in Solana Beach ..............................

Great pedestrian crossings!
"Out of the Box" - love it!

Excellent shop!

Who "crashed" after a 13 hr  flight and only 45 minutes sleep!!!