“Hellooo Ladies! Howz it going?” says the young male sea lion approaching the sea lion colony on the beach. “The Beast”, head sea lion, immediately swims up & doesn’t even have to approach the young male who immediately gallops off down the beach. No one messes with “The Beast”!
There are now 12 sea lion pups in La Jolla, California. These pups are only a few weeks old! Sea lion mothers nurse their pups for one year. Mother’s must leave their pups alone for periods of time to go out to catch fish so they can produce breast milk to feed their pup. These marine mammals are federally protected. Remember to stay back 50 feet to respectfully observe them. These are wild marine mammals and no matter how cute they look, they can bite!
EVERY SINGLE DAY IN LA JOLLA HAS MOMENTS OF BEAUTY. It is winter in San Diego & this year we have rain storms & huge waves caused by El Nino. I watch two sea lions coming up onto the beach at the Cove to rest. At Casa Beach, the Harbor seals rest on the shore & the sky above is filled with indigo storm clouds & an aqua sea. A heart-shaped cloud floats above. In the evening the sun sets & Torrey Pine trees frame an ocean sunset view. As I leave, the sky in the east is lit up in brilliant pink hues sending me home with sunset dreams. Earlier in the day, I found a stone on the beach surrounded by sand patterns created by the retreating tide. My grateful heart is rooted in the beauty of the sea. Everyday. Everyday.