Friday, November 7, 2008

Viewing Elephant Seals, San Simeon, California

Just 5 quick miles north on Hwy 1 from Hearst Castle are beaches where colonies of Elephant Seals gather from December to January to give birth, mate and molt. We drove there hoping to see a few early seals and were surprised to find many just lying on the numerous beaches. There are several parking areas and fenced off paths where you can view these huge seals from no more than 20 yards away. It was fantastic to see and hear them being this close. We watched several males sparing for females and others just lying there scratching an itch and snoozing. It was a great experience and well worth a stop - don't forget your camera!
Check out more photos of Elephant seals, Hearst Castle & Morro Bay!!

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