March 2, 2008

On my birthday our family drove up the coast on Highway 1 from San Luis Obispo to Carmel. It has to be one of the most scenic drives in the world but so twisty that you only need to do it once every 5 years. Our first stop was near Piedras Blancas at the Elephant Seal rookery where weaners/pups and adult males are on the beach from now through the end of April. The cute little pups are quite the contrast to the very large and strange looking adult males, not only in looks but in the sounds they make.