When we visited family in So.Cal last we drove down to Palos Verdes. We parked at Abalone Cove and hiked down to the water where there are tide pools and a beach area. It was a beautiful afternoon and we saw a dolphin swimming nearby in the water. I used to drive to P.V. a lot when I lived there and it was really a neat experience for me to visit with Emma Clover. It was super relaxing walking on the beach, listening the sounds of the ocean and the birds. I saw a dozen pelicans fly in formation over head and thought of the lovely birds we have at home near Lake Merritt. However, nothing beats a visit to the ocean.