I was a little disappointed visually with Bolsa Chica but in the end it didn't disappoint. I'm reposting the first picture to go with my story. I was so used to the settings of a botanical garden I wasn't prepared for the openness of this. Pacific Coast Highway and the beach are on the right. Then there is the water from the reserved in the middle and the walkway along the edge on the left.
This was one of the first photos I took, some greenery right on the edge of the cliff. The background is actually the water below.
These are some students on a field trip on their way back to the bus.
This is all I was looking at and I couldn't help thinking, "Is this all there is?" I didn't let it go to waste so I shot the photos below whenever I saw something move. Keep in mind that the palm trees in the shot below is where my unknow destination but just the beginning.
I started to turn around and go back but I kept thinking there must be more to this and I should at least reach the palm trees before I turned around. The shot below is at what I'd call the top of the hill because I had not realized I was walking an incline. In this shot the palm trees are on the left of me.
Post #2 will show the things I saw after reaching this spot.