The guides at Everday California enthuse about the ecological wonder of the La Jolla Cove, a protected as part of a marine reserve, on the kayak paddle over. At the caves they point out the abundant wildlife and regale with fascinating stories. Here's one: In 1902, a German professor and mining engineer named Gustav Shulz became fascinated with the caves he spotted along La JollaÃs coast. He hatched a plan to construct a tunnel through the Sunny Jim cave to enable visitors a one-of-a-kind view Ã± and charge them for it, of course. After his death, bootleggers used the tunnel to move whiskey to San Diego distributors during Prohibition. Later, smugglers of illegal immigrants were also said to frequent the cave, using it as a stowaway spot and passageway for their mostly Chinese charges. More info about Everday California: https://www.everydaycalifornia.com. Info about cave from here: https://www.lajolla.com/article/la-jolla-cove-cave-sunny-jim/ Model-released: Charles Trey Leslie (man with beard); Brian Stevens (man with blue zinc on face).