Saturday, November 23, 2013

La Jolla

Just a mile or two north of the last posting and we're back to sand beaches - but still pockets and patchy beaches controlled by the complex shape of the rocky coastline.


The photo of the homes was taken farther south, but the other shots were taken from different places along Neptune Place and Coast Boulevard - near the center of the modest little village of La Jolla.

Beaches are subsidy-based ecosystems (a term I learned at this week's conference), with much of the organic input to the system coming from elsewhere (therefore allochthonous) - sometimes in large amounts and with significant ecological importance. The beach wrack is a good example. I suppose the mansions and the village are, too!

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