"Green Acres" it ain't, but we love owning and visiting the Hawksbill Cabin, near Stanley and Luray, Virginia, and a wealth of outdoor activities, including: the "World Famous" Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, and Massanutten Resort. From time to time we'll post about other stuff, too.
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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
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: