As I mentioned during K9 Kamp, we do a lot of walking. And we don't usually get bored, because we have lots of different, nice routes we can take. One of our favorite walks is to head down to a little neighborhood known as "Bird Rock
." It's called this cuz there's a rock. And birds sit (and do other stuff that rhymes with sit) on it. [Sorry this is wordy - you don't have to read it. You can just look at the pics!]
We like to walk there because:
|Rita in front of Bird Rock - with no birds on it at the moment|
(1) It's lovely - even the benches are pretty.
|Love these seahorse/shell benches, even if they are a little beat up|
|They have these mosaic benches in all different colors|
(2) There are lots of little shops and restaurants to walk past and several put out water bowls, so I don't have to carry water when we walk there.
(3) There are nice views of the ocean and cooling ocean breezes.
|Rita doesn't care too much about the view.|
|Pacific Beach in the background|
(4) There's a pet store we can stop at if we are desperately low on treats.
(5) There's a very, very, very small park - but it's lovely! And big groups of pelicans often fly by which is super cool.
|Rita at the tiny park.|
|I think pelicans are super cool & prehistoric-looking|
(6) We walk past the house of the woman that owns/started Honest Kitchen. I always want to say "Hi, think your products are great!" but never do. (She's rarely outside for one thing... And if I did she'd probably think "Who is this weird stalker woman and how does she know who I am??" I promise I didn't stalk her... It's just that I read an article about her/HK, and it had a pic of her/her dogs. It said that she has a beach cottage in Bird Rock, and so when I walked past the house - which is kinda on a main street - and saw the H.K. ad on the side of her car, I recognized her and her dogs.)
(7) At low tide you can go down and check out the tide pools, but we've never done that, since it looks rocky and slippery and I'm not sure Rita would like it. Maybe one of these days we'll try it.
|Steps for surfers and folks who wanna check out the tide pools|
(8) Sometimes you see (mostly fit) men in various states of undress. This mainly happens when "surf's up." (Okay, I swear this isn't really one of the reasons we like to go - but it's a common sight in San Diego near popular surf spots! Surfers seem to have no compunction about changing out of their wet suits in the middle of the sidewalk. Please hang on to those towels, boys!)
(9) It's a good workout! It's a long walk and we have to finish off with two very steep hills to get home!
Hope you enjoyed a little tour of Bird Rock in San Diego.
If you're ever in the 'hood, you should check it out. There are a couple of spots where you can eat with your pup on the patio and it's a lovely walk!
No Mirth Watch Thursday tomorrow due to the holiday. Happy 4th everyone (who celebrates)!
Happy (oh-so-totally-not-) Wordless Wednesday!
That looks like lots of good reasons to explore!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing Rita. I had to laugh about the men in various stages of undress. I used to work in Ventura and would sometimes walk down to the ocean at lunch time and saw the same thing...those surfers are a carefree breed ;)ReplyDelete
Love your pictory. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Bird Rock looks like a great place even if it does have dudes in a state of undress...LOL. Happy 4th July to you. Have a wonderful Wednesday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
You're right, those are snazzy benches! I love the sound of the surfers... I mean the tide pools, too! :)ReplyDelete
OK...now I really miss San Diego. I love that area, thanks for the great pics!ReplyDelete
Love Bird Rock. And I say, surfer boys, let those towels go!ReplyDelete
Bird Rock looks fabulous!ReplyDelete
I think it's very cool that you continue to appreciate the beauty where you live. Brain psychology studies tell us that most people get used to good things and don't appreciate them any longer. But you and Rita show us that we can continue to get a lot of joy from the wonderful things around us when we work to appreciate us.
Well, we used to live in a much more boring neighborhood. It had a canyon on one side (that was inaccessible) and a freeway on the other, so we had very limited walking options. I guess that's why I appreciate all the different, pretty options we have here!Delete
That's sad that folks get used to good things and don't appreciate them!
Beautiful! And really love that mosaic bench :-)ReplyDelete
The mosaic benches are really cool - they say "By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea" and all have some sort of sea life on them. There are also red, green and yellow ones.Delete
You remind us that we are due to make a pilgrimage to the ocean. (We have to drive to get there) (and the surfer boys have nothing to do with it). :)ReplyDelete
Worth the pilgrimage - surfer boys or no! :)Delete
That looks like a great place for a walk! I'd LOVE to explore those tide pools... This Bird Rock place kind of reminds me of my town's name. It's called Round Rock and it's named after a "round" rock in the middle of a stream... the rock is maybe 6 feet wide and not spectacular lol.ReplyDelete
That's so funny. This should maybe be Bird Poop Rock.Delete
Jackie that was great!! I love San Diego, and you are definitely going to have to try the tidepools, I can't Kyra (non Tzu) out of them when we go to the beach!!ReplyDelete
Yeah - we'll have to try. Sometimes when we go down there they are underwater, but we'll have to check them out one day... when the hubs is along to pick me up when I fall down! (I'm clumsy...)Delete
That is just beautiful, I'm so jealous!! Oh I would totally chat the HK woman up. "HEY! Are you that woman from HK? I read an article about you..." LOL Jackie, come on, you're a writer, you got this one.ReplyDelete
One of these days...Delete
That looks like a great time! I wish we lived by a beach as nice as that. Have a wonderful Fourth of July! Celebrate in style :)ReplyDelete
My boys would love that parks too. Wilhelm would prop himself up on a bench, Huxley would watch the birds and Brychwyn would hang out by the tide pools. You are so lucky!ReplyDelete
We are pretty darn lucky!Delete
Looks like a great place to walk! Maybe one day you'll say hello to the Honest Kitchen lady. :)ReplyDelete
That makes me miss San Diego! My best friend got married in that small park :) Looks like a beautiful day!!ReplyDelete
I've seen some weddings there. Such a great spot!Delete
Thanks for the tour of Bird Walk and the surrounding area! I say when you see the nice lady from The Honest Kitchen, you tell her how you love her products! No harm in being nice!ReplyDelete
You crack me up -- the heading says wordLESS Wednesday! Still, I enjoy your posts!ReplyDelete
hee.... yes, well, it's *less* words (and more pics) than if it were another day of the week. :}Delete
What a very lovely place to walk. Great pictures and looks like a great time.ReplyDelete
What beautiful scenery!ReplyDelete
I always love to see the beach.
Looks like a fantastic place to go for a walk. Mom would make us go down to the tide pools, she is so curious and we would have to go with her. Happy 4th of July!ReplyDelete
It looks lovely, the photographs are great! The mosaic benches are really pretty and I like the seahorses and shells on the others.ReplyDelete
You should so walk up and say hi! Ask if Rita can be a test subject!ReplyDelete
I bet you have to stop at the pet shop a lot, hey? Cos desperately low on treats is all a matter of individual judgement, right?! :)
Have a fun weekend,
Your pal Snoopy :)
Just though of you today as we were invited to go in San Diego this September. LOVE to walk with you at the Bird Rock. Will let you know. Lots of Golden Thanks, SugarReplyDelete
That would be great! We are planning to go on vaca at some point in Sept, but hopefully we'll be home when you're here!Delete
What a gorgeous walk! We humans haven't been to the beach in many years, and as far as I know, Wrigs has never been. He's not a water fan, so I'm not sure what he'd think of the ocean, but I'm certain he'd love all the new smells and the soft sand on his paws.ReplyDelete
Susan and Wrigs