Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ano Nuevo

We're determined to get out and see more sights in the beautiful Bay Area. Today we went back to the coast, past our childhood homes to see the elephant seals at AnoNuevo State beach.
We saw lots of elephant seals and "weaners" - Babies getting ready to go out on their own.
There was lots of walking
and beach exploring. The weather was absolutely glorious!
We learned that the best time to go is the end of January through the first part of February. That's mating season so there are lots of males fighting for position. The guided tours stop at the end of March but you can still visit the park and see seals molting - that's big fun... It's a great day trip, especially if the weather cooperates.

We stopped for lunch at Sam's Chowder Shack in El Granada, overlooking the beach just a couple of blocks down from where Dave grew up. It was a perfect day!
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Kim said...

Looks like you guys had fun! Bet the food was great! Did it bring back good memories? I hope so.

Bonnie said...

What a fun day. Tell Connie about the "weaners" and she's there!

Doug said...

I'm jealous that you went to the beach and it was nice. Today I was thinking of good times in California weather.