This summer I had a chance to take a long weekend in San Diego. One of the places I visited was La Jolla. While I was out walking around I saw a large group of people hanging out on the wall over looking the beach. I went over to see what was going on and was surprised to see the beach full of seals. It was really cool! I found it amusing how indifferent they seemed (most of them were sleeping) about the ever growing crowd. According to one of the locals I spoke with, the city built the break wall in order to make a more kid friendly swim beach. However, as soon as construction was finished the seals moved in. This abundance of seals caused the bacteria levels in the water to increase to the point where it was unsafe for use as a swim beach. So, now there is a constant struggle of man over animal lover.... In one corner people say the city should do some thing about the seals and reclaim the beach. In the other corner are the animal activists who think that this new seal sanctuary should be preserved.
Regardless to what side of the argument you are on, I think we can all agree it is a beautiful beach.
All of the seals were piled up near the wall on the left. I could not include them in this photo without also including a large throng of people gawking at the wild life. ;-)