We have the beach to ourselves!

Picture of the Moment

I left home at 5:30 this morning to head on over to Warwick’s book store in La Jolla, about 30 miles away, where Hillary Clinton was due to sign copies of her book. I got there at 6:00 and the line was a block long, with 359 people in it. When I left at 9:30, the line was three deep in front of Warwick’s and, as far as I could count, totaled 1,321 people. It was moving, too, so that was a floating number. Took 285 pictures and 10 videos in La Jolla.

For the past decade, harbor seals have created a rookery at La Jolla Cove. Rich, snobby La Jollans have tried to drive the seals away, even to the point of harassing them during pupping season. Harassing marine mammals is a federal crime but no one seems to want to do anything to harass the rich and snobby.

As I walked around La Jolla this morning, I found the beaches empty and got lots of great pictures of the harbor seals. I couldn’t resist making Photographic Art out of this one and adding a caption:

Harbor seals in La Jolla, California

Let’s hear it for Hillary and the harbor seals! Yahoooooooooooooo!

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13 thoughts on “We have the beach to ourselves!

  1. smilingtoad

    Those seals are far too cute- would love to see them one day. Glad they had a bit of a reprieve for a while! Excellent post and love the photo art. Cheers!

    Autumn Jade


  2. Grace Lessageing

    I stayed with a friend in La Jolla in about 1996. It is a very pretty place! And you have to cross the railway line to get to the beach. Your post reminded me! I like the cartoon. 😀


    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      If you crossed a railroad line to get to the beach, you weren’t in La Jolla. I suspect you were just north of La Jolla, in Del Mar, where the trains return to the coast after traveling inland to skirt around La Jolla.



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