A Day With Sea Lions

People protect what they love.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Happy Pups

What a spectacular day! Lots of fun activity for young and old.

They had music, an assortment of food trucks and demonstrations on what the Marine Mammal Care Center is all about.

The volunteers were helpful and knowledgeable. It was cool to watch the sea lion pups play with one another. There was also a live sea creature exhibit on wheels by Aquarium of the Pacific from Long Beach.

My son and I were both glad we attended the event. Here’s a few images of a day with sea lions:

triplets starfish

single pup buds

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Sea Life Mosaics

“We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings,
different hopes, different dreams.”
Jimmy Carter

Esplanade Mosaics

These hand created mosaics decorate the street pillars along the Esplanade.

Red Crab Mosaic

Starfish MosaicSeahorse Mosaic

If you are visiting or are lucky to live in Redondo Beach, you have arrived at one of the most beautiful beach cities in Southern California.

My favorite spot in Redondo Beach is the Esplanade which runs North and South along the ocean.

In 2010 the City of Redondo Beach Esplanade Improvement Project was implemented and they added these colorful sea life mosaics.

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The Carousel of Life

“And the seasons, they go round and round,
And the painted ponies go up and down.
We’re captive on the carousel of time.”
Joni Mitchell

The Carousel

Life is like a carousel
That spins within our life
And we are only passengers
Riding along up and down
While the world spins slowly around

Life is such a carousel
Brilliant colors, shiny objects
For all to see and touch
Music from every style and range
For all to hear and love

Life was once a carousel
For all the young and old
No worries or cares
Just simple joys
Love once made our world go around

Life is just a carousel
With all it’s ups and downs
You must hold on
Until the ride is over
And then you must step down

By:  J R 

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