Wednesday, we all went to Point Lobos, we being Anne and I, Chris and John, my dad. To my mind, Point Lobos is the best park outside of Forest Park in Saint Louis, but I’m obviously being patently parochial here. Still, it is a great park. Located just south of Carmel on Route 1, it features rugged Pacific coastline, plus abundant flora and fauna. What with the drought though the flora was not much to look at, but there was still plenty of fauna about. Anne and I photographed plenty of different species, but I picked the picture of this very familiar bird to us, a Great Blue Heron, as representative. It was situated in such unusual circumstances, standing on top of floating kelp, but why shouldn’t it be there. It looks like it must be a great fishing spot, except for the occasional carnivorous Harbor Seal, which would swim underneath the kelp bed.