La Jolla, San Diego

Local Native Americans, the Kumeyaay, called this location mat kulaaxuuy “land of holes.”  The topographic feature that gave rise to the name “holes” is uncertain; it probably refers to sea-level caves located on the north-facing bluffs, which are visible from La Jolla Shores. It is suggested that the Kumeyaay name for the area was transcribed by the Spanish settlers as La Jolla. An alternative, pseudo-etymological suggestion for the origin of the name is that it is an alternate spelling of the Spanish word la joya, which means “the jewel”.

Lady Egg and I did a quick weekend trip to La Jolla to explore and learn more about La Jolla.  First we stopped by El Pescador Fish Market and Restaurant.  They sell seafood as well as cook it for you while you can take out or dine in.


The actual beach area is very rugged and has an interesting topography.  I can see why it was called the land of holes.  The sand stone has been eroded away in places where it used to hold rocks leaving holes in the the sand stone.


After we checked into the hotel we explored a bit of Torrey Pines golf course and the surrounding area.  Time was short and we had to head back to Los Angeles but we look forward to exploring more in a later date.

Torrey Pines Morning Fog

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