This golden topped gateway in Encinitas tells us that we are at Swami’s Self-Realisation Fellowship Temple.
Just round the corner, in the side road, is the entrance to Swami’s Meditation Gardens, which are open to the public every day of the week, except Monday. The gardens are small, but with a fantastic view over the ocean. We can spend as long as we like on our walk here, pausing on one of the benches to admire the scenery, or maybe finding a shady spot to sit and read a book for a while. So, I’ll leave you to go round at your own pace and enjoy a peaceful time.
First we come to the steps, taking us up into the gardens.
Then it is a short meander to the edge of the gardens and the magnificent ocean views.
This might be a good time to sit on one of the many benches that are around the gardens.
When it’s time to move one, there are plenty of beautiful plants to catch the eye
We come to a shady path
Which leads us to a series of koi ponds linked by small streams with the restful sound of water to enhance the calm atmosphere.
The path through the gardens is nearly at its end, but not before we pass this rather intriguing plant.
And that’s it – I hope you enjoyed the walk, whether it was long or short, and feel refreshed and revitalised.
If you would like to join in with another walk, Jo has some lovely ones to offer.