Off to La Jolla Cove to hang out with the Seals.
This is the coolest place to go swimming….maybe in Summer. Walking towards the cove you start smelling the sea air mixed with something not so fresh.
So seals don’t smell that great but It’s one of those smells you just get used to. Especially when you get to hang out with them without having to pay Sea World for the experience.
They just chill out on the rocks with their bird friends (who no doubt add to the smell) and go for a swim every now and then. The best part of this experience was while we were standing on the beach taking photos. We saw something coming towards us in the water and thought it was just one of the birds, but as it got closer we realised it was the cutest little seal pup.
It was looking at us so curiously like it wanted to play, then swam away. I guess we weren’t interesting enough. I didn’t want to get too close in case big momma seal came. I’m not sure how aggressive they actually are, maybe they just slap you with their flippers, but I wasn’t going to risk it.
Anyone heading to San Diego, this is a must see. I don’t know where else in the world seals just hang out with people and you can swim in the same waters as them. It is very cool!
Kayaking in La Jolla
We put on our life jackets and helmets and off we went to kayak the caves and cove of La Jolla.
We were told stories about each of the 7 caves and were lucky enough to journey into one of the caves.
No sea lions came up to us, but we did paddle up near some dolphins (aka ‘gay sharks) who were rounding up their lunch.
The scariest part? Getting ready for the paddle back in to the beach. You sit there waiting for your turn and watch a number of kayaks capsize as the surf eats them up. You don’t realise how important it is to stay inside the kayak until you’ve felt the temperature of the ocean here. COLD!
Don’t worry, we made it back to shore safe and sound. Caught a wave all the way in!
If you’re visiting San Diego this should be on your list of things to do!