Am I Otter Not?
I had an errand to do in Carmel today. It's about an hour's
drive south of where I live. Haven't been down there in a while.
Ocean street was a zoo. I suppose it always is on nice-weather
After finishing my errand, I went to
Point Lobos --
"the most beautiful meeting of land and water in the world"
as Francis McComas said. Sure looked like it today.
I walked the whole way around most of the small park,
probably about three or four miles.
squadrons of pelicans, colonies of seagulls,
and flights of cormorants
(except that the flight of cormorants on Bird Island
weren't flying at all).
I've been to Point Lobos a few times, but
had not previously seen the southernmost parts.
Wow, China Beach is spectacularly beautiful, with
white sand under the turquoise water, a shapely arch
through the ridge, and several otters lazing around
in the kelp beds. The cormorants would fly in, one at
a time, land, and then fly away with a kelp leaf.
I brought neither a camera nor binoculars, so
I'll just point you to
Uwe Steinmueller's very nice photos of Point Lobos.
One warning: this has apparently been a very very good spring
for Poison Oak. The trails are well-maintained, but do beware
of brushing up against *anything*.