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.
(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:
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.)
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?
Oh wait, I need to show you one more photo.
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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