Tag Archive | Big Sur California

Storm Surge~

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Pacific storms are visiting.
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Bringing prayed for rain,
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and postcard waves.
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Santa doesn’t need a sleigh in Caly.
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He just surfs on in!
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Cheers to you from Caly’s Surfing Santa~
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California’s Wild Zebras & Elephant Kids~

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What, you didn’t know California had wild Zebras? Well, don’t feel bad, neither did I, until I saw them grazing with the cows on the side of the road in Big Sur and nearly ran off the road!
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Apparently William Randolph Hearst imported them long ago from Africa to roam around his castle with his cows.
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It must have been good to be William Randolph Hearst.
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These are definitely California elephant seal kids. They stole someone’s boogie board and there is no way they are giving it back! Probably ripped it off from some Southern California kid and boogied north on it. What, you didn’t know elephant seals boogie boarded? Don’t feel bad, neither did I.
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Like many California kids, all they want to do is surf and sleep, and hang out at the beach.
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This is exactly what I did when I was a California kid.
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It’s good to be a Ellie kid!
Thank you for your patience with my elephant seal photos, this is the last of them! Cheers to you from Caly’s Zebras & Ellie Kids~
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Big Bulls: Big Battles (Ellie Families Pt. 1 of 3)

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It must be good to be an elephant seal bull…..
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weigh 5000 pounds,
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own beach front property,
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and have a harem.
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Then again, maybe not so good,
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you can’t win every battle,
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and losing looks too painful!
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It must be tough to be a bull….
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and sometimes quite discouraging….
Cheers to you from the extraordinary elephant seal bulls at Big Sur California~
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“Road Trippin……”

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“with my favorite ally” up the central California coast. Lyrics: Anythony Kiedis
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We are taking a short 4 day road trip to check out some of the few places where Northern elephant seals mate, fight and give birth in the US, on the central California coast about a 7 hour drive from The Holler.
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On the way we stopped for the night in Ojai at a Hacienda Hotel built in the 1920’s.
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It is a Wallace Neff paradise for people who enjoy Hacienda architecture.
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The Christmas ligths make for an especially lovely scene.
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We are now in Cambria California, on the southern edge of Big Sur.
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Today we are searching elephant seals.
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Gray whales are also migrating and sea otter live here.
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Cheers to you during our elephant seal expedition in California’s Big Sur~