(Little) Corona

I feel like a tour guide on my blog lately.

I apologize.  I'll stop with the virtual tours soon.

(But not today.)

Last Sunday, I spent the morning at Little Corona.  Little Corona is a beach in Corona del Mar, in Newport Beach, and should not be confused with Big Corona.  The two beaches are vastly different.

If you don't live in Orange County, Little Corona is a great beach to see as a visitor.  It's very scenic and people "ooh!" and "aahh!" a lot when they visit for the first time.

On Sunday, there was a very loud seal sunning itself on the rocks.  It would not stop aarfing.  Aaarf!  Aaarf!  I would have brought you a picture of him, but he blended in so well with the rock he was on, I don't think it would have turned out very well.

Aarf!  Aarf!

(I used to pretend to be a seal when I swam in the ocean as a kid.  Don't tell anyone, okay?)

I'll have to re-visit Little Corona for better photographs.  When I visited on Sunday it was hot.  The sun was brutal from a photography standpoint.  Of course, I was more concerned with walking off the previous night's dinner than I was with photography on this particular visit.

Nonetheless, I couldn't resist snapping a few sun-drenched photos anyway.  Here's what the beach looks like from the street before you make your descent:

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Did I mention sun-drenched, washed out photos?  

Little Corona is a rocky beach and the tide was out for most of my recent visit, exposing even more rockiness than usual.  Tidepooling is fantastic at Little Corona just as long as you remember to look and not touch.  (And yes, I AM protective of our beaches.)

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Can you see the pelicans perched on the farthest rock?  

There are sandy areas of beach too at Little Corona, even when the tide is out.  

I love the beach, have I ever mentioned that?

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Splash!

Oh wait, I need to show you one more photo.

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Rocks can be pretty!

Lots of little critters live in the holes of the ocean rocks.

Can you believe how many pelicans are hanging out on top of the rocks?

They just stared at me and then went right on about their pelican business.  (Swallowing fish whole, ruffling their big pelican feathers and occasionally talking to their friends.)

I think I interrupted a pelican party.

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10 Responses to “(Little) Corona”

  1. Linda M

    I love your “tours”! We are finally reaching temperatures in the 50’s after two months of 20’s and below. Just looking at your photos makes me feel better!!
    My sister lives in San Diego, so I’ve been there fairly often, but I’ve never been up your way. I appreciate the scenes. Keep them coming!

  2. Linda M

    I love your “tours”! We are finally reaching temperatures in the 50’s after two months of 20’s and below. Just looking at your photos makes me feel better!!
    My sister lives in San Diego, so I’ve been there fairly often, but I’ve never been up your way. I appreciate the scenes. Keep them coming!

  3. Di

    *sigh* hope to visit California sometime this year…. operative being ‘hope’, but would be much further north of you. Where Sissy lives. They have such pretty coastal views up her way too. Always takes my breath away and makes me feel very small when next to the ocean.
    Di

  4. karen

    Are you kidding?? I come here for the tours!! beautiful photos, as always…
    To answer a few of your questions (your e-mail is blocked so that bloggers can’t reply to your comments – and that may be on purpose which is fine, but just in case you didn’t know….)
    Yes, Chickens should get along in a coop when raised together, however sometimes they are carnivorous and mean spirited and attack each other for various reasons. I am sure hoping I get a flock that LIKE each other as they mature 🙂
    And.. Yes I have surfed, and I hope no one ever remembers it…lol.. I am a beach bum – absolutely love the water and beaches in general so I spend as much time there as I can, but the surf board is better left to others.

  5. WebSavvyMom

    –>I went to our beach on the Chesapeake Bay on Sunday and took some pictures. We still had a bit of snow from the three inches we received the week before. There is a picture on my blog and a few on facebook.

  6. Linda

    Lovely…I would love to visit here, and if I’m ever in this area I would definitely look up Little Corona.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Mama Bub

    Sigh. I love Little Corona. My parents live above the beach and it’s one of my favorite places. The beach has been washed away by all of the rain, but it’s fun to watch them come in and move the sand around “making” more beach.

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