That is very tempting, Moose, thanks. Strangely, of all the wildness and
beauty, your shot of sea and cliff (2527IAM) is rather delicious: the sea has a
creamy texture to it.
> On 6 Aug 2017, at 05:02, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Perhaps that's why much of is is a National Seashore. :-)
> It's a beautiful, sometimes magical place. Spring and fall, between winter
> storms and on the right days in the summer fog cycle, the ocean side is
> wonderful. You can get an idea from the galleries here.
> In addition to the Elephant Seals and Coyotes shown there, there are Tule Elk
> up at the North end. Many birds, and Carol spotted a muskrat in Abbott's
> Lagoon some years ago. I have a half decent film pic of that, but not on the
> web at the moment - at least that I can find. The colors in a Jackrabbit's
> fur are amazing. Quail with babies . . .
> Once I saw something odd ahead up a trail, and motioned to my companion
> behind to stop. I didn't move at all, so no pix. It was a weasel, carrying a
> dead gopher back home for dinner. Dinner was at least as big as the weasel,
> apparently heavier. There are hawks there, so the weasel was taking a risk,
> running down an open trail. Both sides there are dense low growth, laced with
> small critter trails, but I suspect it couldn't carry the big gopher sideways
> through them without great difficulty.
> It would run toward us, and the odd movement I'd seen was the gopher flopping
> up and down on each side as it ran. Then it would drop dinner, stand up full
> height, looking for danger, then pick it up and go on a ways. It wasn't more
> than a couple of feet from my feet when it finally noticed the monster, and
> shot off, with dinner, into the underbrush. I'd rather have that memory than
> a distant photo, if I could have caught one.
> I also once met a snake with a bright red head, that took a very aggressive
> stance toward me. Research revealed it to be the endangered SF Garter Snake.
> As I said, sometimes magic. C'mon out sometime. There's more magic hereabouts
> than that, too. :-)
>> By “pre-sick” do you mean before Carole had her fall (I think it was a fall)?
> No, before we both got some horrible upper respiratory congestion, cough,
> sore throat, etc.
> Travel Agent Moose
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