Shh… Secrets…

Like a thick blanket
her words comfort me
on a chilly night
the secrets entrusted to me,
warm.

I found them! Secret Swing two and three. It was a fun adventure treasure hunting around La Jolla for these. I wonder if there are more… I found the single-rope swing first. The view from it is dreamy… mesmerizing and the constant rhythmic crashing of the waves is a gentle reminder to take the time to listen and unwind. I could spend a whole day there swinging back and forth, hanging from that palm tree, leaning back and looking up at the fronds for a few moments and then resting my eyes on the deep blue of the ocean.
This swing is a little hard to get to. Not only that, expect to get muddy. Really muddy. The rope under my feet in the picture below leads down to the water. Grab it and keep going (you’ll get muddier).

No secrets could be told on a swing like this because there’s only room for one so it’s a good time to quietly think of those secrets only you know… deep down. A moment alone is so rare in our non stop lives.
Are you good at keeping secrets? I try my best to never tell anyone anything, but just this once… okay second time (that is if you’ve read my first “Secret” post https://vikinggirladventures.com/2019/06/10/secrets/) I might give a hint or two as to where these can be found.

Secret Swing 3…

I found Swing 3 by accident as I was walking by the edge of the cliffs and happened to see something moving out of the corner of my eye. We found a little path and followed it to where it was. This one is more secluded and untouched than the other two. It’s hidden in a small groove of trees, but you can still see the ocean from it.

If you were to visit Sunny Jim’s cave in La Jolla, which is a fun experience, you could go out and around the building to the back and find a little path leading towards the La Jolla Shores beach. The view from this path is pretty amazing!

There you might see that bench in the picture below and those stairs, climb up… and then that opening in the bushes will appear. Something cool might be found at the end of that path.

You could follow the main path a little further and if you did, you’d see this bridge. You could look down and spot a path… between the trees, and find a rope that leads to a little treasure.

Above I mentioned following this rope all the way down to the shore. Below are a few photos from there close to sunset.
I did talk about getting muddy above, didn’t I? At least there’s a (muddy) ladder that helps a little.

A little mud is nothing when you get to see the (culprit) perfect little waterfall dripping softly and that view up close. The water is clear and beautiful, but there’s no sand so if you want to swim bring good water shoes.

Have fun hunting for secrets…

44 Comments on “Shh… Secrets…

  1. Some breathtaking photos. As a kid growing up in Missouri, you would not find shoes on my feet from April through September except during school. The feel of mud between my toes jogs my memories of those ‘good ole days’. I promise to keep your secret about the swings. But I will tell everyone I know about your fantastic blog site.

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    • Thank you for your kind words ❀️ and for secret keeping πŸ˜‰ I’m beyond humbled that you’d want to tell people about my blog. Thank you πŸŒΊπŸ’•
      Climbing down to the beach I decided to step into that mud hard and it felt so good haha… I still prefer being barefoot πŸ˜‰

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  2. You certainly looked relaxed (and amazingly unmuddy) on all 3 of those swings. It’s one of those things about adventures that it isn’t all moving and having to romp through mud, bushes and trees. You can have adventures while sitting on a swing looking out at the ocean.

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    • Hahaha yes but good thing these photos didn’t show the bottom of my feet πŸ˜‰ and … I had brought a towel to wipe most off so I wouldn’t look too muddy. Funny thing is I took photos on there before and the mud on my legs looked like bruises in the photos. Not so good.

      So relaxing! I can spend hours on the single rope swing. The view never gets old.
      πŸ’•

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      • 😍 πŸ’• Keep enjoying as long as you can Susanne because when old age arrives the temptation is to sit and vegetate. I have to force myself to do anything these days.

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        • Good advice ❀️ I try to get out as much as I can doing what I love, but I really do enjoy those β€˜do nothing’ days too. And… I’m really not that far from β€œold age”. When does that officially start? πŸ€” πŸ˜‰
          I hope you find the energy to get out there and do things you love sometimes too πŸ’•
          Best!

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          • Susanne, I’m not sure when old age officially starts (I’ve been retired now for 5 months living off my private pensions. I get my state pension such as it is in November this year. I try to get out for a little while every day (even if it’s only to walk around the block). That makes the days when I do nothing worth more (I think so anyway). I always thought that old was 15 years older than me, now with all the aches and pains I think it may be nearer than ever. Anyway, you take care and if you need someone to listen I’m here. πŸ’•πŸ˜β€

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