Happy New Year

Welcome to my new blog!

We spent New Years Day in Downtown La Jolla and then made our way over to Children's Pool and La Jolla Cove. What a beautiful way to start the New Year and what a beautiful city we live in.

In 1931 the sea wall was built from Seal Rock Point across the channel and onto Seal Rock, closing off the channel and the natural flow of water to the south in order to leave an enclosed pool area. The project was conceived and funded by local benefactress Ellen Browning Scripps and was dedicated as the Children's Pool. At that time there were no lifeguards in the area, and modern swimming pools were just beginning to develop. Today many children enjoy seeing the seals and benefit from learning about them. It is still "The Children's Pool." see http://www.lajollaseals.com for more info.

The brown pelican is the smallest member of seven species of pelicans. There are four subspecies of brown pelicans, two of which reside in the United States, the eastern brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis carolinensis) and the California brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus). The California brown pelican, as of October 13, 1970 was listed as endangered on both the Federal and State level.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

nanak said...

love the first photo.
beautiful scenery