John & Anne Wiley

2011/12/12

Confusion of Caves

Filed under: Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,Nature,Random,SB Region — John @ 20:54

Looking at pix from our flight along Palos Verdes revealed a confusion of caves. Because the coast there was so interesting, we circled back for another look at the Pt. Vicente light and in the process got multiple views of the sea caves just past it toward San Pedro. For some sound geological reason the sea caves are on small points of rock that jut out into the sea like this.

8079 Two Caves?

8079 Two Caves?

If these two caves joined in the middle, would it be one cave? How many people paddle kayaks into them on calm days? After this closer look at the cave on the right above, would you be concerned about falling rocks?

8081 Right Cave

8081 Right Cave

You can see even more loose stones in this closer view of the cave on the left.

8082 Left Cave

8082 Left Cave

But another pic taken later created cave confusion. The top pic shows two caves, right? Well have a look at this.

8085 Two Caves?

8085 Two Caves?

Same spot, but from this different angle you can clearly see another small cave! It was only by looking more carefully at details like the paths and vegetation on top that I realized this spit of rock harbors at least three caves. This angle also better shows the tide pools on the rock shelf. I guess the only reason there weren’t crowds of people exploring this whole scene is that access is much more difficult than the well-worn paths on top. A little further along is a smaller spit that really does have two caves at the end.

8083 Two Caves and...

8083 Two Caves and...

This area is now certainly on our list of places to visit from the ground! But just to attempt more confusion in the meantime, a different angle revealed two caves and a dimple.

8084 Two Caves & Dimple

8084 Two Caves & Dimple

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