|La Jolla, Torrey Pines-Del Mar Trail|
We wandered at La Jolla first, before proceeding to Torrey Pines for Torrey Pines-Del Mar hike.
We started our Satur-date from La Jolla Coast Walk. There were minimal spring wildflowers at the Coast Walk on that day, but there were signs they will bloom in maybe a few weeks. But the bloom won't be as great as the previous years, because of the extreme drought we had last year, the worst drought in over 100 years.
|LOOKING AT TORREY PINES FROM LA JOLLA COAST WALK|
|ON TOP OF LA JOLLA CAVES ( can you find me? )|
|DOUBLE CRESTED CORMORANT IN BREEDING PLUMAGE|
|SEA LIONS AND MEN|
At the North Torrey Pines parking lot, we were greeted by the blooming pink manzanitas.
|Manzanitas and Los Penasquitos Marsh Lagoon @ Torrey Pines State Beach- North Parking lot|
|Marbled Murelets and Sanderlings @ North Torrey Pines State Beach|
|SANDERLINGS IN FLIGHT|
|PELICANS AND WAVE|
When we reached Del Mar Beach, that was the time we walked back to Torrey Pines via the trail above the bluffs for the wildflowers and pelicans in flight.
|PELICANS AND DEL MAR BLUFFS|
Aside from California brown pelicans, we were also greeted by ospreys and some spring wildflowers.
|SPRING WILDFLOWERS, ( some coreopsis and CA sea lavender )|
|CA SEA LAVENDER|
|That's me, photo taken by hubby :)|
|Hubby in the middle of CA lavender lined trail|