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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Sea Lion Rookery at Caspar

The sea lion rookery, just offshore.
When we first arrived in Mendocino on our vacation, since our room was not ready for check-in we decided to head over to the Point Cabrillo lighthouse. 

As I mention in the post last week, we learned there was a sea lion rookery nearby, and decided we would make time for a stop before we left town.

There is a private neighborhood there, so no cars are permitted down to the beach.  However, there is public parking nearby, and you can walk down the road to public beach for a look.  Although there is a little work involved to find it, the walk is fairly easy and some climbing on the bluffs is required.

A view of the Point Cabrillo light from the bluffs.
The sea lions are off shore on a little island there – I took the photo above from the bluffs to show the island.  I think there were probably several hundred out there on the day we visited.  It was a real treat to see them all.

I Googled to see if I could find additional info.  There’s no specific page or Wikipedia article, but there are plenty of other references to this rookery.  I found this very interesting map of the area on a California agency’s page:  

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