From nowhere come two sea lions. Swimming underneath everyone and playing along the reef. Popping their heads out of the water to see who is watching the show. With a confirmed audience, off they would go again with their silly antics. Happy with their new aquatic buddies everyone proceeds along to cliffs to check out more of the cove.
Around the bend, is a beautiful little area enclosed by the cliffs, called Emerald Cove. By swimming in this inlet, there appears a back entrance to a cave known as the Clam. This cave housed more underwater life and lots of anemones stuck rocks on the bottom. The light streaming from the entrance creates a beautiful blue backdrop. The kayaks also make their way into the cave. It is breathtaking. Exiting where the kayaks entered, even more, fish are waiting. This area is goldfish point for a reason! The bright orange state fish, the Garibaldi are everywhere. Diving into the ocean and explore the shallow rocky area. A green moray eel pokes his head out to see all the commotion. A tiny horn shark skitters away to find a new place for his afternoon nap.
A well-known site for the appearance of sevengill and tope sharks. The divers are already planning a return trip. There was so much more to see, but that would wait for another day.
Snorkeling back to the beach. Ready to get dried off and head to the village for some lunch in one of the many unique restaurants. Recounting the amazing adventure at the Cove in La Jolla while overlooking the water. A fantastic way to spend the afternoon. Maybe next time everyone will try freediving.
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