Why is a Hole in the Rocks so Appealing?

The other day I told you I'd share a little more about one of my favorite beaches.  Some of you may know where this particular cove is, but I'm not telling.

Well, that's not true.

I'll sorta tell.

It's one of many coves in the city of Laguna, but that's all you're getting out of me.

Looking north through the arch:

Why is it caves, and arches, and holes in rocks are so appealing?

(If you make some sexual/Freudian connection you will forever ruin my love of our local beaches.  I do not think "sex" when I'm at the beach, I think "beach."  Oh wait, that isn't always true, is it?)

Anyway ….

Remember when I spent my "24th" birthday at the Surf and Sand Resort?

Well, there it is framed in the arch.

I thought you might like to see some local landscaping in progress too.

Do you see the two men on the hill above the beach?  

They're building a retaining wall and re-landscaping the hill.  When it's done it will be green and pretty again.  (And yes, those homes do cost tens of millions of dollars.)

Now, let's go back to the arch for a minute.


I bet you're wondering what's on the far (south) side of the arch.

Aren't you?

C'mon, admit it!

Well, when the tide is out …

You can walk through the arch to the other side.  

And when the tide is out, and it's not covered with ocean, it looks like this:

© Twenty Four At Heart

4 Responses to “Why is a Hole in the Rocks so Appealing?”

  1. karen

    I’m looking at the blue of everything… and envious of the luck of the people who live right there in those spectacularly located homes.

  2. SoCalBeachVacation

    I think we’re attracted to holes in the rocks (and I’ve shot several photos of this particular hole myself) because it’s like looking into a frame…it beckons us into the picture…and like you said, you’ve just GOT to see what’s on the other side!


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