we made a quick escape last week, first spending the day east from here in the carrizo plain, and then heading west, back to moonstone beach for a few days in cambria, on california's central coast...
no time for camping this trip, but even a day in the carrizo is a treat. this is a place where quiet pervades and time stands still...
upcoming trip next week, which includes riding on one into the wild for a few days...they make me nervous!
we hiked to an abandoned farm house. and dreamed about what it must have been like for the early pioneers who settled here.
we're at the coast now, hiking through scrub
harmony headlands state park
i've shared many times before, but a trip up the coast has to include a visit to the piedras blancas rookery. located on highway 1 seven miles north of san simeon on the california central coast. this rookery is home to about 17,000 animals...
The Northern Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris!
they are so funny and fascinating to watch. they make various (LOUD) noises,
Females grow to 9-12 feet and weigh between 900-1800 pounds. Males grow to 14-16 feet long and weigh in at 3000-5000 pounds, or more.
it is the birthing breeding season. in this photo there are four newborn pups, i lost count trying to keep track of all the 'weaners'
next day, on the way home, we happened upon