Socal - Pacific Exploration

Jen's sister and her husband live in Southern California (Socal) in San Diego, California and she needed a break from winter so we went for a week.

first stop after the airport, Ballast Point brewery tasting room.

a hike around Torrey Pines

freaky looking elk kelp everywhere.
the land before time.  California Brown Pelicans flying down to La Jolla
Why does blogger always mess up the colors of my photos?!!! This is really bad!  Anyway they seriously look like flying skeletons, i can almost see their wing hand skeletons

taco madness at Oscar's university ave location

the next day we did a kayaking tour.  This was how disappointed I was when Jen told me that we were going to be in a double kayak together.  I wanted my own and wanted to go fast and control my own destiny.  I didn't want to cooperate and run a well oiled in sync machine with stupid jen.

overall the tour was cool but it was annoying to stop every so often and hold everyone's boats together in a group and hear some educational crap.  ew.  learning, gross.

So coming back in you surf the kayak on the waves and we flipped.  If I was in my own kayak and flipped I can only blame myself but since I was with Jen i'll never know if I had what it takes to make it to shore without flipping.  So long story short it was freezing and we spent the rest of the day wet and cold
La Jolla is a pretty cool place

Tons of birds chillin on these cliffs.  brown pelicans, cormorants, 


one thing we learned on the kayak tour was that the houses close to the cliffs are un-insurable and on a bad year up to a foot and a half of cliff is lost and on a good year only a few inches.  When part of someone's house does fall in they get fined too for industrial waste littering or something.

caves galore over here.  Bob would love it

a (juvenile?) Brandt's Cormorant. 

California Brown Pelican
Jen enjoyed this seal photo-bomb by this one solitary seal that just flopped over on his back to relax 

I like how they can retract their heads like no thank you.  

nope!  no thanks!

See-Line woman.  The old folk song popularized by Nina Simone is believed to have less than savory meanings dealing with prostitutes and sailors.

the Sea Lions of La Jolla Cove.  I had some kind of allergy spring fever thing going on so my nose was stuffed up and I couldn't smell how horrible these guys smell.

was this lil' guy trying to get to his maaam?

never seen the ocean this color.

La Jolla has a lot of cool houses around the beach

100 ounces of beer.


julie said...

Completely cool! Making your way up north?