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Piedras Blancas

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  • Day34

    Pacific Coast Highway

    June 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    A long haul up the coast from LA to Cambria. We expected to see pelicans (they are everywhere). We did not expect to see elephant seals. And we were delighted to see sea otters, even if only from a distance.

  • Day29

    Not drowning... waving!

    November 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    I mean not dead, resting!... I think, unless they got sucked into the power station.

    These lazy layabouts look like a pod of beached whales but are in fact a bunch of snoozing sea lions.
    This is a small group, the bludgers are all up and down the Californian coast, probably most of the west coast actually and in high numbers.

    As we were looking at them a Argentinian man who moved to the US in the 70’s and is now a volunteer at one of the viewing spots asked us if we had any questions.
    I did.
    From the late 1700’s American sealers hunted Australian seals practically to extinction and they have never fully recovered to this day.
    I wanted to know how come the Americans practically wiped out our seals but obviously left their own alone.
    Answer: They didn’t, they wiped theirs out completely then got stuck into ours.

    What happened is, later the Americans found the last surviving 50 or so on a island off Mexico, they captured these and moved them to California where they have now bred up into good numbers.
    Mexico though is probably lamenting the demise of their last seals, though seeing most Mexicans want to get into America they can’t really complain if some of their folk get the gold ticket entry.
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  • Day41


    October 23, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Bei San Simon endete der schönste Abschnitt des HW1 doch hatten wir hier das Glück eine rießige Herde Seeelephanten zu bestaunen 😎
    Diese nur aus Fett und Muskeln zu bestehende Riesen waren sehr eindrucksvoll, zwar wirkten sie an Land gemütlich und schwerfällig, kratzten sich nur hin und wieder, doch durch 100 warnschilder und einen stabilen Zaun wurde einem ihre Gefährlichkeit bewusst.

    Sie mussten um ins Wasser zu gelangen sogar ein päuschen einlegen 😂😂😂😁
    Also aus der ferne waren sie schon ganz Sweet 😶🤗
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  • Day19


    May 4, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Headed south along Highway 1 to San Simeon.

    Stopped at Bixby Bridge (and the less impressive one before that, Quickly finding out Alex is not the best navigator...), McWay Falls which has a waterfall on the beach, and a beach full of Elephant Seals.

  • Day24

    Søelefanter ved Piedras Blancas

    August 23, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Piedras Blanca er kendt for sin bestand af nordlige søelefanter og var et oplagt stop efter Hearst Castle. Her ligger søelefanter og minder ifølge Regnar lidt om en familiefødselsdag i hans familie, bortset fra at søelefanterne ikke har sofaer. De ligger her i forbindelse med det årlige hamskifte og ser ualmindeligt dovne ud. Der viftes fra tid til anden lidt sand op for at afkøle.Read more

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