I made my way out to Lobos Creek on Tuesday and was blown away by the beauty hidden in the city. I took so many photos. Clearly I can’t post them all here, although I really want to. Instead you get the highlights (which, I suppose, is the beauty of the 49 wonders posts!)
I got off the bus and walked through the lobos creek preservation area. It was beautiful and at first I thought it was filled with lavender (which made me recoil, since it gives me migraines), but it turned out to be this lovely purple plant with pea-like seeds on it!
I found a little guide map and wandered along, got to the end of the trail and couldn’t find the creek! Oh the frustration. So I looked at the map a little more closely and realized I had missed it. This was the view of Lobos Creek from the trail:
I was so disappointed. Then I decided to try to follow the creek across the road and down to the ocean. This was perhaps the best decision I’ve ever made. So I texted Mr. Prince Charming (I watched 127 hours. I know you’re supposed to let people know where you are and what you’re doing.) And look at all of the beauty that I found!!!
Some lovely pink flowers. I wonder what kind they are. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them before
At this point, the path got very, very narrow and I thought about turning back because I was walking beside this fence and there were big “AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY!” signs. But I kept going. I could see the ocean in the distance.