This gorgeous, young deer let me get pretty close while hiking at Point Lobos in Monterey, California last August.  I’ve encountered quite a few deer on the Monterey Peninsula over the years including this momma and baby walking down the middle of the street in town and these guys along the 17 Mile Drive from […]

Although it’s a two hour drive from San Francisco, Point Lobos is one of my favorite places to hike, and I’m always so excited when a trip to California allows me to go out of my way to visit Monterey.  This is an abandoned building toward the coast from Whaler’s Cove. On Today’s Date in […]

When not actively feeding, harbor seals will “haul out” onto rocks or shore to rest.  Onshore time is important to the seal’s well being, and they can be reluctant to haul out if humans are nearby.  Most coastal areas in California post signs advising people about how to behave when seals are nearby. On Today’s […]

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As our day at Point Lobos was coming to an end, we saw this mother and child sea otters snuggled together in Whaler’s Cove.  Sea Otters hang out by kelp forests, snacking on sea urchins and sometimes wrapping themselves in kelp while sleeping to keep from drifting away.  Because the sea otters blend in so […]