Torrey Pines State Reserve

25 Apr

Yesterday my sister decided it would be nice for us to go for (another!) walk at Torrey Pines State Reserve. Its about a ten minute drive from the house, and its a massive hill.

I felt duped. Yes, it was going to be gorgeous when we got to the top, but the ten minute walk that I had been promised was in fact a super steep incline, and it was HOT! it also took at least half an hour. To add to the insult, there were people running and cycling up the hill, looking effortless, while I wanted to die. They were also dressed in jackets and jumpers, while I struggled up the hill in my shorts and vest top. Damn them for making it look so easy!!

Once we got to the top though, the view was spectacular, and we then took the cliff walk down to the beach and walked back along the coast line. It was beautiful with the cliffs behind us and the waves to our left. There were people surfing and kids playing in the crash, but it was getting hot and we wanted lunch so we headed home.

Danielle had asked me to smile for this pic, but by this point we were only a third of the way up the mountain, and I was fed up.

(above) Little Bean on the beach, chasing the waves. (below) the view from the high point on the reserve.

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11 Responses to “Torrey Pines State Reserve”

  1. mairedubhtx April 25, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Beautiful Photos. Glad you’re enjoying California

  2. prenin April 25, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Now you folks are making me jealous! LoL!

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

  3. bwinwnbwi April 25, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    Torrey Pines–a wonderful and beautiful place to enjoy—as I remember it from 40 years ago—good friends, girlfriend, a mind-blowing experience! Nice.

  4. Team Oyeniyi April 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Beautiful spot! Love the photography. Did you get a tad sunburnt? You look a little pink with the pout.

    • tinkerbelle86 April 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

      im always a little pink. i burnt a few days before at the bluffs. we went out in the rain, and then it got sunny, but by that time we were lost and in the heat of the sun. so i had total block on that day!

  5. Melissa's Meanderings April 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Gorgeous photos!

  6. Redneckprincess April 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Hahahahha…you are so cute when you are pouting 🙂 Love the pics, jealous of the warm..glad you are having a good time!

    • tinkerbelle86 April 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

      thanks! i was sweaty and annoyed that i had been duped into a massive walk! it was worth it though.

  7. Jules April 25, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    gorgeous pics!! Makes me want to go on holiday…!!!

  8. Kernut the Blond April 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Beautiful! I’ve never been to Torrey Pines, but it looks fabulous! I miss So Cal weather.

    • tinkerbelle86 April 29, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

      go!! but if you aren’t feeling energetic, drive to the top 🙂

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