Monday, February 25, 2013

Enjoying a Day at La Jolla, San Diego

My Mom, Dad, and siblings and I on top of a rock.
On our last day at San Diego, we went to La Jolla and it was beautiful. There were steep cliffs, and the waves hit the soft sand on the shoreline of the beach. The ocean was dark blue, and in the distance I imagined great white sharks and other top predators swimming. Up close the water was light blue with white foam and I could almost feel the nice, cool water on my fingers.When the wind blew, I felt a very refreshing breeze on my skin and the taste of the fresh salty air. 

Miriam and I
When we arrived in La Jolla, I was surprised to see so many seals and sea lions.We first went to look at the sea lions. Sea lions have hindflippers that rotate underneath which allow them to walk on land. However, they swim underwater using there front flippers. There front flippers paddle like a wing of a bird.  These sea lions were very noisy and they smelled terribly. After that, we moved to an area with seals. Seals have long claws and hairy front flippers. By wiggling there belly, they move on land. To swim they use both there hind flippers and there front flippers.Unlike the sea lions, the seals just lay on the sand, enjoying the sun, and didn't make a sound.

My dad and my siblings and I
After watching the seals, we went to look at galleries. We saw many beautiful paintings and even some photos. The photos were my favorite. One photo was of an Autumn tree that had bright red and orange leaves, and they almost looked like a fire. I also liked a photo of beach at night with a sunset. The sunset had beautiful colors mixed with all the colors of the rainbow.

A noisy sea lion

Hannah and Michael on a bridge near the seals

Sea Lions hugging and kissing on top of a rock near the water

Lazy seals enjoying the sunny day on the sand

Video of the noisy sea lions

Have you ever been to San Diego?
Have you ever seen a seal or a sea lion near the shore?


  1. Dear Sarah,

    I loved reading your wonderful post. What great photos you took of you and your family and those amazing sea animals.

    The only time I have seen a seal was at a sea world park and at the local zoo.

    Seals have the best of both worlds where they can swim in the ocean but also move on land.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip with us all Sarah.
    Take care.
    From your friend down under,
    AA :)

  2. Dear SARAH !
    We realy enjoyed your post
    From your post we found out
    a lot of sea animals.
    You improved writing posts
    keep doing this.
    Your pictures are amazing.
    Love you!
    Grands Mila & Isay

  3. Dear Sarah,
    You have such beautiful pictures, is someone helped you to take them? It's really a nice place to visit and I can tell you all had fun.
    La Jolla is one of my favorite places, we been there a few times.
    Love you,
    Grandma Tanya

  4. Hi Sarah!
    We are having a snow day today! The pictures you have of La Jolla are beautiful. They make me feel warm, with all the snow around us right now. It looks like you and your family had a fun time on your vacation. I have never been to San Diego. I was in Los Angeles a long time ago for a friend's wedding. I was also at the Los Angeles airport about 10 years ago when my husband, daughter, and I flew to Australia. You gave a lot of information about the differences between sea lions and seals. I learned something new today. You said your favorite part in the gallery was the photos. Do you like to draw or take pictures, or both? Have you ever been to Illinois? Tell Hannah, Miriam, and Michael "Hi" for me.
    Your friend,
    Mrs. H.


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