Sunday, August 10, 2008

Diving at La Jolla Cove

We drove a couple miles over to La Jolla Cove today for some diving. Jesse's dad bought an extra set of gear last week and we get to use it this weekend until he picks it up on Monday, so we had two BCs and regulators to use today.

There's a little beach in the middle of the cove w/ a lot of people swimming and snorkeling. The water's a little murky right up by the beach, but clears up a ways out. There are kelp forests and some really cool rock formations to explore.

I'm not sure what kind of fish the yellow one is. There are a bunch of them and they'll swim up and look at you. Jesse spotted a seal at some point so we chased him around a bit.

Jesse got one close picture of him, right up face to face, and then we went off to look at other stuff. I spotted Mr. Seal following us around a couple minutes later :-).

There were a few guitar fish. I brushed the sand once while I was swimming and startled one that swam away quickly. We found a couple others between some rocks. One was hiding with the lobsters! There were tons of lobsters hiding in the rocks.

We had a lot of fun. There is so much life out there in the water. With the waves coming in, everything is moving. The plants, kelp and seaweed, move in and out over holes between rocks on the ocean floor. There are patches of shells where the remains of different creatures have fallen for years. Even moldy looking patches on rocks turn out to be big slugs and stuff. I'm sure there are countless living creatures we swam right by because they are so adept at blending in.

The sunset was really nice. Jess took this picture at a different beach this evening when we were driving around looking for somewhere to get some food. Anywho, we're going back out tomorrow morning. It's getting late so we have to get some sleep. Peace.

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