according to the Wiki, can refer either to the
the rarest pine in the US
or to the
State Reserve , which is what we visited in the morning before leaving for the airport!
It was such an incredibly (I use the word deliberately; we couldn't believe how it was!) beautiful place.... just see the (quite literally!) aquamarine tints of the Pacific!
We drove down to the area:
Here we are, looking at the signboard at the beginning of one of the trails:
The lovely blues of the sea, and the greens and browns of the land, result in a beautiful panorama:
From this point one can see downtown San Diego:
The hillside was covered with dry brush (which often gives rise to forest fires; this year, there's been a lot of rain, luckily!)
The Torrey pines create their own carpet of needles, which look like a shadow:
The shapes of the cliffs are so lovely, formed through erosion:
here's a closer-up look:
The bluffs are in funny shapes...
As we returned home, through the car window I got this quick shot of the train going through the tunnel...what a scenic route this must be on the railway!
The wildflowers of Torrey Pines deserve a post all to themselves....but I don't know the name of a single one!