Saturday, August 18, 2012

Who Needs SeaWorld?

My mother-in-law is in town for a visit, and we took her up to Roaring Camp Railroads today to ride the steam train through the redwoods.

As we were making our way back down to Monterey after a fun outing at Roaring Camp, I decided to pull off at Moss Landing State Beach.

The kids and I had seen the harbor’s resident sea otters before, and I thought that Jarrod and his mom would enjoy seeing them too.

The otters were out again today!


They weren’t the only ones loving the calm, sunny harbor though.

We also saw a couple groups of seals laying out on the sand.


Then looking across the harbor, we noticed this -


The public dock had been overrun by sea lions!

We decided to drive around to the dock to get a closer look.


How amazing is it to get an up-close look at these wild animals in their own habitat?  Super amazing!  And also amazingly stinky!  But, what do you expect when you have 200+ animals crammed into a small space?

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