Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Boys Are Back

We spent yesterday afternoon at the coast.   We were going to stop in Cayucos but there was a polar bear dip just finishing and the town was packed with people.   So we headed north to see the elephant seals at Piedras Blancas.   Still crowded with people so we drove to a smaller parking area and walked.   I had never been there to see the big daddy seals who came down from Alaska to stake their claim on the females.   And I had never seen new baby seal pups.   Wow, what a way to spend some time.   I am in awe of these creatures.   




I took a short video but YouTube has it looking dark and barely viewable.   I'm going to work on that and hopefully post it tomorrow.   Be forewarned, there might be seal overload.

Enjoy your Thursday!




11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really neat creatures!

Lin said...

Wow! That would be a sight to see. We don't have them here, so I imagine that is something to behold. I hope the people leave them alone--do they?

A Quiet Corner said...

Awwww....how awesome!...:)JP

Karen said...

Love these shots, we don't get to see sea creatures of this sort around here too often, except the occasional seal.

Willow said...

Fantastic shots.
Hey the boys are back in town. the boys are back town ! WOnderful adventures you have by the sea .

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Wonder what's up with YouTube?

Missy George said...

Great pictures Denise..Can't get too much of almost any animal...

Michelle said...

Pretty cool!

Lynne said...

What a sight that would be to see in person. Really great photos Denise . . .

Daryl said...

love these .. saw a bit on the news about how one community wants to get rid of them because of the smell

Terri Buster said...

How exciting to see these wonderful creatures!

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