We went to Point Lobos State Nature Reserve today. After three days in the mountains, it was time to hit the coast. Point Lobos is off Highway 1, just south of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Ringed with rugged rocky outcroppings its shoreline makes a picturesque home for a wide variety of marine wildlife. In addition to the flora and fauna pictured with this post, we saw sea lions and sea otters, pelicans, cormorants, vultures and sea gulls. We got there after low tide, so Anne was able to do some tide-pooling, before the rising tide made that too risky. Afterwards, we went out to lunch at California Pizza Kitchen.
We miss being on vacation with you guys.