One of the main objectives of our recent trip to Big Sur was a visit to Point Lobos
There are plenty of reasons to visit this State Reserve beyond the spectacular ocean views.
There are opportunities to view wildlife. The harbor seals were lounging with their new pups when we visited and some people saw gray whales just off shore.
|Brown Pelicans and Pelagic Cormorants|
There are opportunities for bird watching, but more on that tomorrow.
Even with our dry winter there were plenty of wildflowers.
The tide was out so there were plenty of opportunities to explore the tide pools.
It's a treasure hunt to see what we can find, this guy was easy to spot.
This little crab was more difficult to find. I saw several hermit crabs as well but they were not positioned for a good photograph. I chose not to move them for a better view as is requested by the Reserve.
Even the rocks were interesting. Point Lobos is definitely worth a visit if you are ever near Carmel, California.