we live just 10 minutes or so from avila beach and port san luis. not sure if you’ve heard, but just recently we had a crazy amount of press here because of a pod of whales that were feeding in this area for a couple weeks! one day we decided to join the masses and try to spot the whales.
we packed up our lunches and sat at the top of a bluff with our niece (who’s living with us short-term – loving it!).
while we were watching, and watching, and watching, we also saw a handful of seals and a pair of dolphins!
and while i didn’t see any whales (and the lady next to me saw a number of them!), i did see a little bit of spray. don’t you see it? no? its so obvious!
see? its right there ;)
we gave up whales spotting from the bluff and moved over to the pier. no better.
but we got a nice close look at the sea lions and seals!
the water is nice and shallow and clear next to the beginning of the pier.
the pelicans lurk near the fishermen cleaning their caught fish.
toward the ned of the pier is a restaurant and the fish market.
and then another viewing area out at the very end of the pier. still no whales. boo.
a month or so ago, we went to the beach area at port san luis. we love this beach! we tend to go to avila beach down the road more often, but this beach is usually quieter and we can have bonfires there. its also a dog friendly beach, with pros and cons. its a pro if you are a dog lover, a con if you’re like me and get grossed out seeing a dog pee on your kids’ sand castle. yuck.
while its cools off quite a bit as the sun is setting, thing one and thing two thought it was still plenty warm to go for an evening swim. nuts. look out for whales!