Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring Break -- Final Installment

At the end of Dana Point Harbor (2.5 miles from our condo) there are tidepools and a hiking trail which we like to ride our bikes down to each year.
We were surprised to find an elephant seal trying to make its way from the water up to the rocks. We reported it to the Ocean Institute which is next to the tidepools and they called the authorities and they came and picked up the seal to see if they could save it. Apparently it was very skinny and they were going to try and tube feed it.

The marine biologist at the Ocean Institute told us (after we got close to take pictures) not to get near these seals because they lunge at you and bite! Their teeth are such that they puncture and then just tear chunks of skin away (ouch).

A view from our condo's pool where you can kind of see the walkway that we take from our condo directly to Capistrano Beach across the street.

The boys in the hot tub; the girls in the sun; the dad taking the picture...

... what the mom does during a beach trip!

We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach before our flight left. First time visiting and it was huge!

These older kids weren't quite sure they wanted to be at the Aquarium when we first walked in but they ended up having a good time...


Lots of touch and feel stations...
Hailey and the jelly fish...

Grayson mesmerized...

Farewell Capistrano Beach... until next year!

1 comment:

Mrs. Organic said...

The jellyfish are beautiful, love the composition of that shot.