Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Netanya 8 Mega Yacht Just Arived in San Diego

The Mega Yacht Netanya 8 was sighted early this morning right out of the fog she arrived and went to the US Costumes dock at the west end of Shelter Island. She is now moored at the Kona Kai Yacht clubs large docking facility. Here is the complete story about the Mega Yacht Netanya 8:
When she rolled out of the shed and down the slipway at CMN’s Cherbourg yard in February, what caught the attention of connoisseurs of yachting more than the handsomely rounded lines of her aluminum superstructure, were the lines of her hull, with its prismatic shape that has been engineered for seaworthiness in all weathers.
Tuned up and put through her paces in the English Channel over several weeks, the 58 meter Netanya 8, the first in a series of three and a high technology flagship for CMN, certainly lived up to expectations. Indeed it was her seaworthiness that her crew appreciated most in the sometimes difficult sailing conditions they encountered in the Atlantic. ‘On leaving Cherbourg, we got a bit shaken up in bad weather,’ recalls Sébastien Boutin, the first mate. ‘We were motoring at 14.5 knots as planned without difficulty, and I noted that she responded very well in emergency maneuvers. I am really impressed by her lack of vibration. She is well balanced and particularly quiet at all speeds. At 85 per cent engine power (from twin 2,200hp Caterpillar diesels), with full tanks, she makes 16 knots, which is a knot faster than expected. This is a very seaworthy boat, and the efficiency of the Quantum zero speed stabilizers both at sea and at anchor is outstanding.’ Chief engineer Riccardo Peirano, who lived at the yard for 14 months while the yacht was being built, is also full of praise as he trots out all the numbers. ‘At 1,500rpm her twin engines are not too greedy, consuming an average of 320 liters per hour each. And at 12 knots, we have a range of around 5,000 nautical miles, with a total of 123,000 liters of diesel in her four tanks …
LOA 58m LWL 52m
Beam 11.2m
Draught 3.25m
Displacement 810 tons
Naval architect CMN Design Office
Exterior styling Andrew Winch Designs
Interior designer Andrew Winch Designs
Engines 2 x 2,200hp Caterpillar 3516B diesels
Propellers 2 x 5-blade France Hélice
Speed (max/cruise) 16.5/15 knots
Fuel capacity 123,000 liters
Range at 12 knots 5,000nm
Bow thruster Rodriquez 150kW
Stabilizers Quantum zero speed QC
13,600 liters
CMR Automatism
NR Koeling
Communication/ navigation electronics Cassens & Plath, Simrad, Furuno, Ben Anthea, B&G, Maxsea, Inmarsat, Seatel
Entertainment systems CMS Euriware/Areva
Owner and guests 12
Crew 14
1 x 7.2m 12th Sence;
1 x 5.5m Nautica catamaran
Tender-launching system
Paint Awlgrip
Classification Bureau Veritas/ MCA
Owner’s project managers Jacques Conzales and Dan Robsham (Patton Marine)
CMN Yacht Division 2007 51 rue de la Bretonière, Cherbourg Cedex,
France Tel: +33 (0)2 33 88 30 20

The computerized management and control of all the on-board functions is very efficient and allows me to manage them as I wish. The boat is also equipped with one of the best generator systems, with a manual control as well.
The crew of 14, mostly of French nationality, is commanded by captain Jacques Conzales. His wife Corinne, who christened the yacht Netanya 8, meaning ‘gift from God’ in Hebrew, works as the ships purser. And as you board you realize that a real family atmosphere pervades the yacht, which is something that her American owner, who is obviously very close to his crew, particularly wanted. British designer Andrew Winch, who was commissioned to do the exterior and interior design, describes the exterior as ‘fresh with clean flowing lines’. But the key feature of Netanya 8’s design, he says, is ‘the best ever view of the sea’. ‘The signature is probably the large windows which have given panoramic views from the main deck saloon and the sky lounge,’ he comments, pointing out that the master cabin on the main deck ‘has wonderful windows in the hull while a VIP cabin on the bridge deck has unique glazed sliding doors to its own private exterior terrace. With glazed windows in the bulwark it is possible to lie in bed and look out and down over the ocean.
Like most of this generation of large yachts, Netanya 8 has a main entrance situated almost amidships on the starboard side deck. This opens into a large reception lobby, flooded with light like the rest of the interior thanks to the huge side windows and the choice of pale materials for the décor, including the keynote blonde sycamore wood, which harmonizes the interior, giving it, as Andrew Winch puts it, a ‘gentle, contemporary and relaxing’ feel. The lobby’s radiating floor design in shades of pale marble accentuates the impression of depth and harmonizes well with the very modern style of the wide glass staircase with stainless steel banisters and grooved wood paneling that serves the three decks. From the lobby a large automatic sliding door opens into the immense 120 square meter saloon/dining room, which has quite exceptional panoramic views. Set against a pretty trompe-l’oeil screen that serves as a sideboard and conceals the server doorway to port, the dining table and its 12 upright aqua green chairs blend in with the décor thanks to the play of the pale colors in similar shades. Differently worked
The first in a line of yachts of this size by CMN, this 58 meter motor yacht offers a feast of sea views courtesy of designer Andrew Winch and is pervaded by a real family atmosphere words: Félix Aubry de la Noë photography: Stéphane Bravin N e t a n y a 8 Blonde sycamore sets the color palette of pale neutrals for the interior, which is calm and contemporary, with strong horizontal and vertical lines in both the furniture and structural detailing that create an elegant architectural ambiance. Large windows throughout provide the sea views that are one of Andrew Winch’s key design features … the keynote blonde sycamore wood … harmonizes the interior, giving it … a “gentle, contemporary and relaxing” feel wood veneers of sycamore and maple are combined with leather and Alcantara upholstery against a background of fitted carpet and rugs. The arrangement of a deep white sofa in a
square around a large ottoman serving as a coffee table fits in perfectly with this pleasing modern décor that is without adornment and yet not at all minimalistic. The spaciousness is one of the first things that catch your attention, and especially the impressive ceiling height which extends to practically all parts of the main deck which is fitted out with furniture by Chantiers Baudet and Ateliers du Marais. A large plate glass window looks out onto the stern deck, but only about a third of it slides back at the touch of the electric control, depriving the saloon of a natural extension out onto the aft deck, which is well protected by the overhang of the upper saloon/bar terrace on the deck above. Here, Andrew Winch has created a wraparound seating area that ‘makes a wonderful communication and chill-out space on the aft end of the main deck where you can lean over the aft bulwark and look down onto the sea or beach to watch the children swimming, or guests going off to waterski. Going back through the lobby you enter a long passageway to starboard, which has one door opening into a day head and a second door leading into the owner’s suite. This is a real apartment that occupies the whole of the bow section and extends over a vast area. A lobby leads into the dressing room of the small cabin to starboard furnished with two bunk berths
arranged transversally. This cabin is designed for children, with a play area and a bathroom with small bathtub. The owner’s cabin was originally designed with a raised panoramic saloon in the bow which has been transformed into a separate gymnasium. The cabin has large vertical port lights on either side and the subtle use of mirrors has made it look larger. Its seating area to starboard extends into a proper office with sea views. Opposite the large king-sized bed, beneath a big plasma screen, are two eye-catching mirrored chests of drawers, while sliding doors on either side lead into a deep dressing room to starboard and a bathroom to port. The bathroom has a separate head and shower in addition to a bath, where the bather can enjoy superb views out of the water. From the lobby, the wide main staircase descends to a lobby on the lower deck off which the four guest cabins open, with a passageway through to the crew quarters and laundry. The two forward cabins are near identical except that the one to starboard has twin beds and the one to port a double. They are roomy, light and airy, and each has an en suite shower room with separate head. The other two cabins further aft are slightly more spacious with huge en suite shower rooms aft. On the upper deck, which is reached via the central stairway, there is another cabin with large double bed, compact shower room and office with sea views. Further forward along a passageway that is partially covered in corrugated wood is the VIP cabin. The most original in design, it has glass sliding doors that open onto a small private terrace with a smoked glass screen for privacy. This cabin is cozier than the lower deck cabins.
The captain’s double cabin to starboard has direct forward access to the bridge, a serious working area, underlined by the nautical walnut paneling and dark grey leather upholstery, and furnished with a bench which is usually used for watch duties. The well-laid out instrument panel has all the navigation and control instruments that you would expect to find in a fully automated ship and demonstrates the yard’s expertise in this area. Doors on either side of the bridge lead to the side decks and guests can relax on a banquette just in front of the bridge or stretch out on the large sunbed, which has superb views over the bow. From here it is possible to get to the gymnasium on the main deck by going forward down the side stair. This area was originally designed as a panoramic owner’s saloon, but the owner chose to convert it to a gymnasium, which is accessed only from the outside on the starboard side. Guests can also access the foredeck for a refreshing view over the bow, but they do have to negotiate the crew tender. The upper deck is accessed by the central staircase, at the top of which a door facing aft opens into the large upper saloon and bar area. This has panoramic views through enormous windows and a wide sliding glass door opening onto a vast terrace with a banquette running the
length of the aft bulwark. With its extending round 12-seater table, this is a favorite place for alfresco dining, sheltered by the sliding glass windbreak, which as Andrew Winch points out, ‘gives that little bit of extra privacy while not restricting the beautiful panoramic view.’ The server to port is linked to the galley below by a dumb waiter and a crew companionway serving the main, upper and sun decks. The 22 meter-long sundeck has a spa pool in the bow, surrounded by sun pads. Beneath the protective arch a windbreak makes the stern area a very agreeable open-air space for sunbathing or dining beneath an awning, even when under way. It is well laid out with a head, an outside shower and a bar and galley area. For those guests that have a penchant for keeping fit there is gymnasium which is air conditioned, or slide open the glass doors to get the full outdoor experience. The stern garage on the lower deck, which holds the two tenders of 5.5 and 7.2 meters, is notable for its size and finish, and has a dropdown stern flap that creates a 6 meter wide bathing and embarkation platform. With its waste cold room, ultra-violet treatment plant for freshwater and workshop equipped for any repair, the garage is a delight for the chief engineer. The only drawback is that the control room behind the engine room serves as the passage through to the garage rather than being separate. The crew companionway ultimately leads down to the galley server on the main deck, which is a transitional area between the dining room aft and galley forward. Run by head chef Xavier Pilot, the all-steel professional galley, designed by French kitchen design company Capic, is both functional and practical, and is equipped with the latest equipment including a central six-ring ceramic induction
hob, a combined steam/fan oven, a second electric oven and 1,200 liters of cold storage capacity in a refrigerator with four full height doors. Access to the crew quarters is through the galley and down a companionway to the forward section of the lower deck where the crew mess and seven cabins are situated, along with the laundry and its impressive row of washers and dryers. Air is conditioned by a single duct system in the guest accommodation and fan-coils in crew and service areas with local control in each room. Here Netanya 8 has had the benefit of the expertise of Dutch company NR Koeling, one of the leaders in this area. The sophisticated on-board technical installation required separate compartments for the three generators and air-conditioning compressors, which facilitates maintenance and keeps noise levels down in a yacht that is one of the quietest of its type. Following a stint out of the water at Monaco Marine in La Ciotat, Netanya 8’s imminent re launch will be followed by a cruise across the Atlantic – an ocean she has already proved she is more than capable of handling. The owner’s bedroom is at the center of a large suite that includes a children’s cabin and play area, separate his-and-hers bathrooms and a dressing room, while the VIP suite on the bridge deck has its own unique balcony with a smoked glass screen for privacy. Four further guest cabins – two doubles and two twins – are found on the lower deck. The aft upper deck provides an ideal mix of sun and shade with an open-air banquette and sheltered alfresco dining area, where curved rotating windows provide a wind shield and measure of privacy, while in the garage the two tenders are poised to transport guests ashore at a moment’s notice Although NETANYA 8 is the second result of a collaboration between CMN and Andrew
Winch Designs she is the first of a new highly adaptable line of Motor-Yachts:The CMN LINE 60 will offer large volumes of accommodation for the Owner with a full beam Owners cabin, upper deck VIP cabin and up to five guest cabins. A stunning staircase runs from lower deck to upper deck, and generous open plan saloons are on both the main deck and upper deck. The line design is highly adaptable and incorporates many impressive features such as the full beam panoramic sky lounge and private balcony to the VIP suite which comes as standard. Her exterior deck spaces include a huge open plan sun deck equipped with a bar, Jacuzzi and sun-pads which can be arranged to suit any Owner’s configuration. ‘The best ever view of the sea is a key feature of our design’ states Andrew Winch, a feature that has been optimized in this spectacular line.
51 Rue de la Bretonniére – BP 539
50105 Cherbourg cedex – France
Tel. +33(0)2 33 88 30 20
Fax. +33(0)2 33 88 31 98

Friday, March 18, 2011

Hooley Fest after 12 Years

Event began 12 years ago in Rancho San Diego and added second venue in 2010. Majority owner started St. Pat’s party as fundraiser in tribute to his late brother Scott. In its second year at Grossmont Center, the St. Patrick’s Day music-and-beer blowout called Hooley Fest attracted every kind of green shirt, hat, eye wear and accessory—and 1,500 paying customers in a fenced parking lot.
Wearing a brown T-shirt and dark HooleyFest jacket was a beaming Craig MacDonald, soaking up the relaxed but high-energy atmosphere. McDonald belonged as much as anyone.  He owns the joint. The majority owner and managing partner of Hooley’s Irish Pub and Grill, MacDonald—who is Irish—oversaw the event here as well as at a Rancho San Diego location, where HooleyFest debuted 12 years ago. The first HooleyFest had a somber genesis—as a fundraiser for a YMCA ball field in tribute to Craig’s brother Scott, who died of brain cancer in 1983 at age 24. Scott had coached girls softball. After eight years of HooleyFest's in Rancho San Diego, enough money was raised to build the Scott MacDonald Memorial Ballpark at the McGrath Family YMCA, MacDonald said. Meanwhile, the St. Patrick’s Day celebration of beer and Irish music had taken on a life of its own—adding Sycuan as a sponsor and growing to 5,000 attendees, and out of hand.
MacDonald, 48, said he scaled back the event in recent years, making it “more manageable.”He holds the holiday music fest, he said, because the “public demands it.” “We’re really glad when it’s over—really,” he said Thursday night. A resident of Mount Helix, MacDonald got help from his 100 employees—50 at each location.  Jim MacDonald, his 79-year-old father, also pitched in, he said. Much beer was poured (and other mixed drinks), and traditional fare served as $12 dinners. But ask MacDonald his favorite brew, and his instant answer: Guinness Draft. He’s especially proud of his bar being a “certified Guinness pub”—meaning his pouring equipment meets specifications and chemistry standards.
Co-owner Scott Schwartz (along with Mark Manning) wore a Hawaiian shirt with a hint of green Thursday night and said: “Everything I get [in feedback] is just positive. People love it. It’s nice to have an event when the community can get together in a large format.”
MacDonald said 1,500 square feet of the southern Grossmont Center parking lot was fenced off for HooleyFest, and remarked that the mall “loves the event.” So does SureRide Inc.—a San Diego minibus service that MacDonald hired.  Revelers who have too much liquid refreshment get free rides home, he said. Last year, 250 people availed themselves of the “limo-buses” with GPS capability and room for 20 passengers each—being taken either to a nearby trolley station or straight home. The six buses also were used to shuttle St. Paddy’s Day celebrants between the two HooleyFest's. The event began at 5 p.m. and ended at midnight, and then Hooley’s crew went to work. “We have to clean up the entire place and be ready to open at 10 o’clock [Friday morning],” MacDonald said. Should we all go and help clean up the mess we made ?
Sharon and I went last night and I know I had a great time but I'm sure it was the company that I went with that made it such a great time. Let all the Hooligans party and to think its only Friday.

Monday, March 14, 2011

1907 Lakeside Racetrack at Lindo Lake

The story starts with John H. Gay bought the Lakeside Inn in 1904. He fenced the Lindo Lake park and claimed it as part of the estate. He laid out a 60-foot wide racetrack that was especially adapted for automobile racing. The track circled the lake. Many famous race drivers participated there, including Barney Oldfield in his well known "Green Dragon." T. P. Bernereli "Barney" Oldfield began his racing career on a bicycle. Oldfield was born June 3, 1878, in Wauseon, Ohio. He quit school at age 12 and worked as a bellhop in a hotel in Toledo. He learned to drive a car in a week -- no simple thing in those days!. Ford's big four-cylinder machine had no clutch or gears. The steering wheel was a straight iron bar, similar to a tiller on a boat. The car made so much noise that they named it after a famous steam locomotive, the "999." He won his first race in Detroit by half a mile in 1902. On the heals of this publicity, the Ford Motor Company was born.
In October, 1901, a race was scheduled at Old Grosse Point Blue Ribbon Track in Michigan. As a special feature attraction, there was to be an exhibition of a tandem racing bicycle ridden by the team of Barney Oldfield and Tom Cooper. Oldfield was a large, strong professional bicycle racer. His early life was very hard. He began work as a water boy on a construction crew, and moonlighted as a bellhop. He started bicycle racing at age sixteen, won his first race and found he could sell his gold medal back to the promoter for cash. After an unsuccessful venture in coal mining in Colorado, he resumed his bicycle racing career in Salt Lake City, Utah. He again became associated with Cooper in Detroit where Cooper had convinced Henry Ford to build him a race car. Oldfield learned the intricacies of automobile racing and having driven only one car in his life, he raced it at the Old Grosse Point Blue Ribbon Track, and completed the five miles in a world's record time of five minutes and twenty-eight seconds.
Oldfield later drove a Peerless automobile which became known as the "Green Dragon." This was a successful race car which he purchased and used to barnstorm his way across the country, racing and giving exhibitions when he could. The Lakeside Auto Speedway was constructed by John H. Gay, owner of the Lakeside Inn. This spectacular Victorian hotel was located adjacent to Lindo Lake in the town of Lakeside, California. The Inn was a tourist attraction due to its beautiful country location, Lindo Lake and easy access from San Diego via railroad. To improve business at the Inn the owner, Mr. Gay, invested $10,000 in construction of the speedway. The Speedway was a 2-mile high-speed dirt oval circling Lindo Lake adjacent to the Lakeside Inn.
In 1907 an event took place that would forever change the look of auto racing. This was the opening of the Lakeside Auto Speedway in Lakeside, California, a little resort town in the foothills of San Diego County. The Lakeside Auto Speedway was claimed to be the first purpose-built auto racing facility in the country. Now races could be held off the dangerous public roads and horse race tracks, which are not ideally suited to cars. In 1907, Oldfield came to the new racetrack in Lakeside. Often another car and driver traveled with him to compete against him in exhibitions.
These were usually a series of timed laps with each car taking a turn on the track alone, running against the clock. On April 7, 1907, The San Diego Union announced the first event to open the new racetrack. Barney Oldfield in his "Green Dragon" was to be featured in a match against Bruno Seibel in the "Red Devil" on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, 1907. Special excursion trains would run from San Diego to Lakeside and return after races. The Union said that the largest crowd in Lakeside's history was expected. Both Oldfield and Seibel pronounced the track as being excellent and without a peer anywhere in the world.
According to the April 22 issue of the Union, Oldfield had set a new record of 51 4/5 seconds for the mile. The first event featured perhaps the best-known driver in the country, Barney Oldfield. Huge crowds arriving by train watched him pilot his Green Dragon racer to a new speed record. The opening of Lakeside Auto Speedway initiated a successful run of events that continued until the Inn closed in 1920.
For about ten years, regular weekly auto and motorcycle races were held at the dirt circular track. Many old-timers recalled spending Sunday afternoons at the track, even testing their own driving and mechanical skills. The appearance of Barney Oldfield was an outstanding highlight in the history of the Lakeside Track. Oldfield retired a wealthy man in 1918, but lost his money in the depression. In later years, he ran a saloon in California. Henry Ford once visited him and they joked about how each helped to make the other. In 1946, at the age of 68, Oldfield died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shelter Island San Diego's Big Bay Recreation Area

Shelter Island was first recorded on a United States coast and geodetic map as a “mudbank”. It was gradually formed by deposit of soil and sand from the San Diego River. The sandbar was used to dump materials from dredging of San Diego Bay for US Navy requirements in World War II which required a deepening of the harbor channel, further building it up. In the late 1940’s The San Diego Harbor Commission undertook a dredging program that provided a new entrance to the yacht basin, and the dredged material was used to connect Shelter Island with Point Loma, and to further raise the island 14 feet above low tide; then another project raised it 7 feet above high tide. In 1960, the media described Shelter Island as “something from nothing”, “a testimonial to human ingenuity”, and “a man made wonderland of sub-tropical splendor.
On October 25, 1934, the Federal Government and the San Diego Harbor Commission initiated dredging of San Diego Bay which also provided a channel 200 feet wide and 20 feet deep from the main harbor to the San Diego Yacht Club clubhouse. The dredged material was pumped out and deposited in such a way that it was possible to place the clubhouse on dry land. A sand spit was built up in front of the clubhouse dividing the main channel and the yacht anchorage, forming what is now called Shelter Island. Before the spit was built up, the area known as Shelter Island could be seen only at low tide.
In 1950, the San Diego Harbor Commission, the agency that would grow to become today’s Port of San Diego, began a dredging program to widen and deepen the entrance channel for San Diego Bay. The sand taken from the bottom of the bay was added to a natural sand bar near the Bay’s north shore. What had for centuries served as only an impediment to navigation soon became one of the most spectacular locales for waterfront businesses of every kind. Shelter Island was born. Today the island is the first publicly accessible landfall found upon entering San Diego Bay. It is the central feature in the first of ten planning districts defined in the Port’s Master Plan. And, for those entering the Port from the ocean, the Shelter Island is the subject of a natural picture almost perfectly framed by the United States Naval installations on North Island and Ballast Point. Shelter Island and its surrounding areas act as the primary gateway and public welcome point for the entire Port of San Diego. It is here that the Port’s spectacular waterfront promenade finds its beginnings.
Shelter Island is a neighborhood of Point Loma in San Diego, California. It is actually not an island but is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land. It was originally a sandbank in San Diego Bay, visible only at low tide. It was built up into dry land using material dredged from the bay in 1934. It was developed in the 1950s and contains hotels, restaurants, marinas, and public parkland.
Shelter Island is owned and controlled by the Port of San Diego, which also provides all police and other public services. Shelter Island businesses lease their location from the Port. Under California law, property on Shelter Island cannot be sold and permanent residences cannot be built there, because the area falls under the law governing public tidelands.
Shelter Island contains several notable pieces of public art. The Tunaman's Memorial, a larger-than-life bronze sculpture by Franco Vianello, is dedicated to the tuna fishermen who were formerly an important part of the area's economy. The Yokohama Friendship Bell, a large bronze bell housed in a pagoda structure, was a gift from the city of Yokohama in 1958 to commemorate the sister city relationship between San Diego and Yokohama. Pacific Rim Park at the southwestern end of Shelter Island was created by artist James Hubbell and is centered on a round bubbling fountain called Pearl of the Pacific. The fountain is surrounded by a mosaic wall and a dramatic arch and is a popular place for outdoor weddings.
Shelter Island contains one yacht club, the Silvergate Yacht Club, and it creates a sheltered harbor for two others, the San Diego Yacht Club and the Southwestern Yacht Club. Shelter Island is known as a destination for superyachts because it contains one of the few marinas in San Diego Bay with a deep enough harbor for these oversized vessels. The annual YachtFest, spotlighting superyachts, is held at Shelter Island Marina every September. The event also features mock gunbattles between two replicas of 19th century tall ships from the collection of the San Diego Maritime Museum.
From June through September, nationally known musicians and comedians perform at an outdoor concert venue on Shelter Island. The area is a popular place for viewing the annual Fourth of July fireworks display over the Bay, as well as the Parade of Lights, a December tradition in which boats decorated with holiday lights parade on the Bay to be viewed from the shore.
The "island" is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) long and only a few hundred yards wide. A single street, Shelter Island Drive, runs the length of Shelter Island and also connects it to the mainland via a causeway lined with marine-related businesses.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Quivira Jetty Cats are alive and well

Today March 6th I was going to walk at Quivira Basin Jetty to enjoy the afternoon and reflect on the earlier walk I had taken at La Jolla Cove with Sharon WOW is all I can say. Yes I was distracted to say the least LOL so I parked in the little lot out on the jetty with a couple other cars and stated my walk out on the jetty with my mind totally thinking about the earlier afternoon La Jolla Cove walk and wasn't paying attention to much but as I walked I stated to get the feeling that I was being watched so I looked all around, but there wasn't anyone there, and just like a movie poof right in front of me a couple cats climbed out of the rocks from the edge of the jetty and walked out on the paved road and just laid there. They were very friendly and didn't mind when I walked by.
As i walk farther on a few more cats came out of the rocks and stared at me as I walked by. The farther I walked the more cats came out of the rocks. It stated to remind me of that movie that the birds take over a little sea front town hahahaha. I had walk all the way to the end of the jetty where there is a fence that says no trespassing and I turned around and to my surprise the cats had started to come out from everywhere, so I took a couple pictures of the cats that would sit still for a minute so i could get there picture. Like the saying goes I'm just seeing the tip of the Iceberg and there are so many more cats living in the rocks of the jetty. Yes the cats watch you as you walk down the Jetty and that was where the feeling of being watched came from just like in the thriller Movies ! They don't attack the nice people LOL or do they ?
People have setup little food stations down in the rocks that have cat food and water so the cats can spend the day enjoying the beach and the bay without worrying about having to find food. What a life to just enjoy the view and make more kitten’s hahaha. I really wonder how many cats there really are ? I would bet that there is way over 30 cats that live on the jetty. Time to get back to the task at hand and that's thinking about the great La Jolla Cove Walk with Sharon. I must be envious of the cats that they get to think about Sharon all day LOL. So my new saying is enjoy life like the cats or the new wrist bracelet WWCD " What Would the Cats Do" LMAO
See Maps below to find the Jetty Cats and see where they live and play every day!

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