Title: “ White Lady “
Caption: one of the nine seven sisters.
Measures: 2 exposure Blend, ND 20 seconds for background
Notes: By far the largest of the La Jolla nine that you can access by land. I would love to capture a big summer sunrise in here as there is so much empty sky to fill in this massive cave. All those beautiful smooth rocks of varying colors would really be gorgeous in the right light as well.
First explored by native peoples and then settlers in the 1800’s there were originally considered to be 7 caves. In 1982 Some Intrepid Ca sea cave explorers visited here and surveyed extensively counting 9 caves. However, depending upon how specific you want to get deciding what constitutes a separate cave verses an appendage, and by using the survey teams own logic I would consider there to be no fewer than 12 distinct caves here, but I am no geologist. They were all given names long ago and so this cave pictured above would be the eastern and larger opening of “ white lady “ it’s a massive opening compared to the shorter and much more narrow western opening. In my opinion if you look at how caves are formed, these were likely two distinct caves that ended up joining at some point - such is the case for nearby “Arch Cave” thus,I would be inclined to name them separately as they look so different and only join together by a small passage in the back - likely bored through by intense wave impacts from both sides over thousands of years.
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