Pete Comes Come (Page Two)
Silly Lisa... She forgot she was with Paul & Sue and did not wear walking shoes!
Behind her hand is the moon... Ask Lisa about that!
A Walk On The Wild Side! Pete Plays In The Littoral Zone
Did You Know? - Littoral refers to the coast of an ocean or sea, or to the banks of a river, lake or estuary. In coastal environments, the littoral zone extends from the high water mark, which is rarely inundated, to shoreline areas that are permanently submerged. It always includes the intertidal zone and is often used to mean the same as the intertidal zone. However, the meaning of "littoral zone" can extend well beyond the intertidal zone.
There is no single definition. What is regarded as the full extent of the littoral zone, and the way the littoral zone is divided into subregions, varies in different contexts (lakes and rivers have their own definitions). The use of the term also varies between different parts of the world, and between different disciplines that use the term. Military commanders speak of the littoral in ways that are different from marine biologists.
The word "littoral" is used both as a noun and an adjective. It derives from the Latin noun litus, litoris, meaning "shore". (The doubled 't' is a late mediaeval innovation and the word is sometimes seen in the more classical-looking spelling 'litoral'.)
Brave and about to be wet!
"Pete! It is NOT sand, it is water!!"
Now your shoes are wet!
Splish splash, I was taking a bath!
Run run... See Pete run!
Sue keeps a safe distance!
Back to safe walk ways... For a few minutes
Super views of the ocean!
Did You Know? - In geography and geology, a cliff is a significant vertical, or near vertical, rock exposure. Cliffs are formed as erosion landforms due to the processes of erosion and weathering that produce them. Cliffs are common on coasts, in mountainous areas, escaralignParagraphTopents and along rivers. Cliffs are usually formed by rock that is resistant to erosion and weathering. Sedimentary rocks most likely to form sandstone, limestone, chalk, and dolomite. Igneous rocks, such as granite and basalt also often form cliffs.
Sit and watch the world go by!
We were there at 4:00alignParagraphTop so the tide was still a bit high!
"Come on down!"
"Wait for me!!!!!" "Please... wait for me"
Time To Visit The Seals
Did You Know? - Originally designed and developed as an enclosed beach for children to play and swim at, this popular, man-made cove is now inhabited by hundreds of harbor seals, which can be seen lounging on the beach day and night.
Controversy surrounds the future of the pool as some community members feel the seals should be expelled and the cove should once again serve as a place for children to swim, while environmentalists argue that the seals are protected by federal law and are entitled to their adopted habitat.
We walked out to the end
The large spots on the sand are seals
"Let's go... let's go"
The sea wall protected the seals from the sea
Did You Know? - The Children's Pool (850 Coast Boulevard), also known as the Casa, is a small beach partially protected by a seawall. The original intention was to create a fully protected swimming area, but sand has filled in much of the area inside the wall. This is a very picturesque beach with a panoramic view. During much of the year, seals and sea lions are present on or near the beach and a reserve for these marine mammals, called Seal Rock, is just offshore.
Pete and Lisa waited for us!
We could be amazingly close to the seals
Lazy bones basking in the sun!
They looked to pooped to pop!
This one little fellow just laid in the surf!
Time to head back
Large apartment complex held the skyline
Notice the walkway was wet... The ocean was right behind us!
Time to move on... "I know this great place"
He was still laying there!
On The Move
A fashion plate!
Did You Know? - A fashion plate is, literally, an illustration (a plate) demonstrating the highlights of fashionable styles of clothing.Used figuratively, as is most often the case, the term is a reference to a person whose dress conforms to the latest fashions
Up up and away!
Hey you... we are going now!
A view down the street
One Last Drink
Consistently voted "Best of the Best", “Best Dining with a View”, “Best Service” and "Most Romantic Dining" in San Diego, The Marine Room provides a tradition of sophisticated dining on the sands of La Jolla Shores.
Did You Know? - Opened in 1941, the multi-award winning Marine Room Restaurant’s spectacular oceanfront views, exemplary service, and outstanding wine list makes it San Diego’s premier dining destination. Join the award-winning Executive Chef, Bernard Guillas, and Chef de Cuisine, Ron Oliver, on a culinary journey as you indulge in global cuisine rooted in the French classics.
Located along the shores of La Jolla, California, Marine Room patrons can enjoy the ocean tide just inches from their window. The Marine Room is also available for private daytime affairs and partial or complete evening buyouts, where guests enjoy a truly unique experience. This La Jolla restaurant is more than great dining it is a La Jolla tradition not to be missed.
One more little drink?
Black coffee pleeeeeze
See how close to the ocean we are?
"I did good, huh??"
We saw the green flash!
Did You Know? - Green flashes are by-products of the large variations in astronomical refraction near the horizon. I have found that although there are several kinds of green flash, almost every kind is a by-product of a corresponding mirage. That means a separate explanation is needed for each kind; and you have to understand the mirages before you can understand the flashes. (The detailed explanations of the different green-flash forms are on the simulation pages.)
There is, however, one important difference between astronomical mirage phenomena (distorted sunsets, green flashes, etc.) and terrestrial mirages. Because astronomical objects are practically at “infinity” (optically speaking), astronomical mirages depend only on the directions of rays at the top of the atmosphere. But terrestrial objects are relatively near at hand, so ordinary mirages depend on the height where each line of sight meets the miraged object; and this height depends on distance from the observer. The distance dependence complicates the explanation of terrestrial mirages, but not astronomical ones.
"I know, the sunset is in that direction, right?"
"I love the sunset"
Hey hey the gang' s all here!
About time to go home...
Glad to have you back home!
"Glad to be home!"
OK, let's head for the car...
Even the trees are decorated
OK... let's go!
The Silver Bullet awaits!
The moon is out!