Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Day Hike with The Hubby

Headed to Point Lobos on the California Coast. Caught some seagulls flying by.  They seemed much closer in person than in the photo.  We also saw many pelicans, finches, a hawk, seals, sea otters, and tons of kelp.  Unbelievable, be we also saw divers.  I can not understand how anyone could get into the water during the winter, but there they were.
Kel has long arms and was able to get a shot of both of us.
In the morning I had agility practice in my yard for some friends and I.  After agility, we headed to the coast for exploring.  Unfortunately about a zillion other people had the same idea and the same time table.  When we got to point lobos, there was a line of cars all the way out to the highway.  I got out of the car and jogged up to the ranger station to find out what the hold up was.  The parking lots were full and they were only letting a car in when a car drove out.  Yikes.  We were at least 30 cars back in line. 

We U-turned out of the line and found parking on the highway and walked into the park.  We headed on the trail rather than walking directly to the water.  Found that most people were mingling on the southern parts of the park and we had the entire north part to ourselves.  It was wonderful.

There was some really cool mushrooms!

The tide was high and it was fun watching the seal lions trying to stay warm on the rocks.  This group was over run by the waves about 10 minutes after this photo was taken.

After climbing to the top of one area, I hung out looking down the cliff.
Most of the trails are well used and despite all the rain last week, it was dry and wonderful.
Missed walking with the dogs, but no dogs allowed :(


Diana said...

Just beautiful! Diana

Celeste said...

Great photos! What a wonderful day - agility in the morning, the beach in the afternoon. Gotta love it.

Trish said...

very cool! Very nice

Elf said...

Great hike! Isn't it nice to be fit enough to be able to park outside and walk in?