Cadencia Park is in Carlsbad, California and is next to a habitat easement that includes a protected canyon area, and has a great view of the Batiquitos Lagoon. It’s a great place to visit to listen to the birds living in the protected easement area. There are also some very nice looking homes nearby. I found a little more about land protections in Carlsbad after my visit to Cadencia today, looking at this document:
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The Calavera Nature Preserve wasn’t an easy trail to return home from. It was easy going down the incline at the start of the trail, but the return back home was one that I will need to get into better shape for (and return to see more of in the future.) I do want to return, after hearing that there is an extinct volcano on this trail. After reading that this was a wildlife preserve, and hearing some scrambling in the bush around me a few times, I kept an eye on the ground to make sure that nothing came out and surprised me. There were a good number of homes surrounding the preserve and overlooking it, and I imagine they had some great views from above.
Low tide at the Cardiff Seaside Park was at 12:30 today. That’s when I found myself along with many other people walking along rocks with may small basins of water on them. The rocks were covered with a green plant-like substance that was slippery. People were looking for sea like in the water, and things like Lobsters (a very small one) were being found. I didn’t see any wildlife in any of those basins, but the rock formations, carved out of many years of tides coming in and going out were fascinating. I found myself wondering how many of the people walking through the tidal pool with small children grew up introduced to the tidal pools following their parents around. One father was giving his daughter a science lesson as they walked around the slippery rocks – it was nice seeing him actively involved in teaching his child.
I started walking every morning to try to get more exercise. I work at a computer everyday, and have been sitting at my desk long hours while working, so having some daily activity seemed like a good idea. My phone has a camera built into it, and I noticed things that I wanted to take pictures of on my daily walks. So, I started taking photos to learn more about what grows in this climate and region. Carlsbad is a colorful place.
After one of the largest storms in Carlsbad in 10 years, with much rain and strong winds, these images show not much sand on the beach and strong waves.