Año Nuevo…

Steve has seen elephant seals before, but I had not. We drove to Año Nuevo State Park today to visit these massive beasties! It was warm-ish and sunny, a lovely day for a walk.

This is the end of the mating season and most of the adults have already left town, but the weaners (elephant seals under 1 year old) are laying around on the beach.

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Stave had reserved a spot on a docent-led tour. We were with a group of 4th graders and some other adults.I really liked the blue shirts that the kids were wearing, especially when I could see them near the blue sky…

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There are dunes—and they move! Nicole, our leader, told us that this sign got buried in about two months’ time…

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Another couple on the tour took our picture, and we took theirs. You can tell that neither Steve nor I were fancied up for our 36th wedding anniversary. Luckily this is how we like to celebrate :-).

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The visitors center, a white building, bathed in blue reflected color, was lovely on the walk back.

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The best picture of me today, might be this one. It’s sort of a selfie and I took it with a friend in mind. If you are from Texas, it might remind you of Big Tex :-).

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We did stop and take pictures of each other in the yellow flowers. I photoshopped us into the same shot. Fun!

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4 thoughts on “Año Nuevo…

  1. Such a smart gal to PHOTOSHOP a picture – and it is beautiful! I am delighted that you are enjoying California and some of my favorite places! Happy Anny!!

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  2. Big Tex,
    You have a new blog banner!
    Those hats you have look fancy to me for beach walking…..
    and you are mighty smart to take a special trip for your Anny
    Good Day

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  3. Happy anniversary to you both! My husband and I usually do some kind of hike on our anniversary (coming up on 46), but we always go out to a nice restaurant in the evening!

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  4. Becky, I live in the area you’re visiting, and it’s so fun to see it through the eyes of one traveling through. Great pix!

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