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Sunday walk at Torrey Pines State Park

SONY DSLR-A700, f/10, 1/500 sec, ISO 200

It’s the end of Daylight Saving Time today and we now have also turned our clocks back to winter time. Therefore, we seem to be up quite early for a Sunday morning.

The weather is perfect for a walk, it’s sunny but not as warm as is was the last few days. We get dressed in shorts and t-shirt take the camera and a bottle of water and head north to Torrey Pines State Park. We have to wait about 10 minutes (realistically it was probably only 5 minutes, but it seemed like much more) until we get a free parking space and then start walking, first along the road and then up the hill from where the trails leave in all different directions.

The air is very clear and offers good views along the coast and from one of the view points we even see dolphins. We count at least 5 who slowly travel north in their usual playful way. When we first see them, they are only about 20 yards away from a lonely surfer, who is waiting to catch the next wave. We watch them for a while and then continue our walk down to the the point where the stairs lead down to the beach. But, as the tide is still high (high tide was at 8:55am and now it’s about 10am) the waves are still reaching all the way to the cliffs and there is no way that we could walk back along the beach to our car. So we take this opportunity to try a new trail, one we never took before, back up to the trail heads.

Eventually, after almost 2.5 hours, we are back at our car. It was once again a beautiful sunday walk – we love Torrey Pines beach as well as the State Park.

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