A Day in Pescadero
We drove out to Pescadero specifically to watch the elephant seals mate on the beaches of Ano Nuevo State Park. We have come to see the seals before once a long time ago. Thought it was time to do it again.
However, we were told by the park ranger at the entrance kiosk that reservations were needed to take the tour and all the tours for the day were full. However if we wanted to wait out for no-shows we could take their spots on the tour. Just like chance passengers on airports. We didn't drive all the way here to wait out the day. We wanted to walk on trails, maybe check out the beach and probably find elephant seals lounging on rocks. We were told that miles of Ano Nuevo State Reserve have trails that go down to the coast and seals have been sighted there.
The one trail we took looked out down to the beach and I found people tidepooling.
We then went to a different beach. One with less people. For some time it was just me and hubby walking the length of the beach.
A stop in town was made before leaving for home. We stopped for coffee and a little shopping. The small downtown is pretty charming with restaurants and small boutiques.
It was one foggy February day but it made a visit to the beach a pleasant experience.
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