Saturday, September 30, 2017

From The Vista Point

After spotting the elephant seal in Trinidad Harbor, we decided to head home. Halfway between the harbor and home is a vista point. We stopped to take a look.
It was such a welcomed surprise to see the mouth of the Mad River was here again. This river mouth moves a bit, so we don't always get to have this grand view. While we were taking it all in, we took a closer look where the river meets the Pacific.
Hey, are those harbor seals lounging about, waiting for the tide to come? Why yes, yes they are!
We haven't seen these beauties here in quite a while. I guess the blue sky sunshiny day had us all out...the elephant seals, the harbor seals, and the giddy humans... all enjoying the warms temps and the tide coming in.






28 comments:

  1. At least one or two of the seals in the video had enough energy to wave.

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    1. John-- We loved their little flip flops out there!

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  2. They are such a gang! Do they form packs?

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    1. Colette-- I've read that they spend a lot of time alone when in the ocean, but form colonies on the shore.

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  3. the beauty of nature is so restoring. thank you for sharing.

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    1. 37paddington-- Nature is the best balance to the crazy world we happen to inhabit at the moment.

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  4. What an amazing site! Seem so strange to line up in such a straight line. Beautiful. Just beautiful

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- We were so happy to see them. We saw them here years and years ago, and were delighted to see them again. Yes, beautiful!

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  5. You are always treated to such wonderful views of nature. Thanks for letting us enjoy also.

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    1. Patti-- One of the best parts of having too much time on our hands in retirement is falling in love with nature.

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  6. Your so lucky to see seals like that, I have seen them on the Iles of Scily many years ago. Mind you living by the coast like you do helps

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    1. Bill-- It's one of the reasons we moved back to the coast. That and the temperate climate.

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  7. We saw the elephant seals south of Coos Bay and thought we had to go back when they calf... so far, we have not. Maybe next year

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    1. Rain-- All the years we lived in Santa Cruz, we never went to Ano Nueva, just 22 mile north of town. There is a huge colony of elephant seals there. I hope you go back to Coos Bay, and we get to Ano Nueva some time.

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  8. Color me green. Being land-locked in Tennessee makes me thirsty for a coast.

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    1. Yankee T-- One of the many reasons we moved from the Sierra foothills back here. We are in love with the ocean.

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  9. all of this brings me joy. we are looking forward to another trip to the coast which always brings such peaceful pleasure. photo #1 is gorgeous, robin!

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    1. Sky-- There is something about the ocean that just gives balance to the rest of everything else. So glad you liked that photo, Sky. Thank you.

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  10. Hey, those lousy seals need to GET A JOB!

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    1. Tara-- Ha ha! They have a job. They beautify our earth with their presence, and they make me happy!

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  11. Wonderful photos! They reminded me of seeing a pile of those seals on a wildlife reserve near Pt. Townsend, during a,whale-watching cruise.

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    1. isabelita-- Now that you mention it, I think we saw harbor seals in Port Townsend too. So glad you liked these photos. Thank you.

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  12. Love seeing your corner of the world !

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  13. GSKate-- I love sharing it with you!

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  14. Wow! What a day! And so MANY seals. I wonder if there was something about the currents that brought them all out, or if it was just the sunshine itself.

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    1. Steve-- I think there must have been lots of food out there, and it was time to enjoy a full-bellied rest with the colony.

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  15. I envy you for having such beautiful sights to see so close to your home.

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    1. Mark-- We feel lucky whenever we get to see this. The mouth of the river is only 5 miles north of us. It's beautiful.

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