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Torrey Pines Reserve and La Jolla Caves Sea Kayaking

Posted by on June 18, 2017

We left the RV and drove north to the Torrey Pines Reserve and Beach.  The Reserve was set up to protect the Torrey Pine which only grows along this small strip of San Diego coastline and Santa Rosa Island.  There were people out swimming, fishing, and hiking in the beautiful reserve.  We parked and hiked the short Guy Fleming trail.  It had two scenic points with beautiful Pacific Ocean views and took us through a variety of wildflowers and Torrey Pines.  An Italian food truck was in the parking lot and we had a quick late lunch.  We drove back south and into La Jolla’s downtown.  We met our sea kayaking guides at the company, Bike and Kayak, and after a brief orientation we were off into the surf to begin our 2 hour sea kayak adventure.  Lindsay and I were each in 1 person kayaks while Victoria and Thomas were in a two person kayak.  The La Jolla Ecological Reserve was very nice and we paddled towards the 7 caves.  The last cave was large and deep enough to enter into.  We also saw a group of Sea Lions- Very cool!  As we paddled back, the guide explained how to best get to the beach in the surf.  While the kids and Lindsay took the beaching instructions to heart, I obviously did not listen as I flipped my kayak over in the surf landing it on my head in the process!  Fortunately my head is hard and I had on a helmet.  The frigid Pacific water woke me up! We went back to their shop, changed and were soon on our way back to San Diego.  After dropping off the kids at the RV, Lindsay and I had a nice dinner at a restaurant called World Famous right on the beach.  While waiting for our table we strolled the Ocean Front Walk and saw some very colorful characters. Tomorrow we leave San Diego and head north to the LA area.

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