Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tide Pools

We are spending our long weekend in San Luis Obipso and are having a wonderful time.  Chris's parents are off in Wales playing so we are down here with 'just the kids', Chris's brother Matt and his lovely girlfriend M, having a grand time.  We all piled in the car yesterday and headed out for a light walk and some time at the tide pools in Montana De Oro out near Los Osos.  We picked a favorite trail that meanders along the cliffs for a while with a detour down to a beach with a great bank of tide pools.  The tide was out and we had a great time balancing on the rocks, finding sea creatures, acting goofy, and having time to catch up.  On the walk out we also saw a group of seals swimming into the cove and a pod of whales spouting blasts of water into the air.  What a perfect day at the beach.

Chris and I on the trail at a lookout.

Chris and his brother inspecting tide pools.

A hermit crab visit, the pools were filled with them!

A glorious purple starfish eating lunch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I remember this so well -- I think it was a MLK weekend trip about three (!!!) years ago. Wonderful. xoxo Mummy