Some of these pictures are amazing. I hope you do this trip again in the future.
0 · January 20
It was well worth trip, and for the planner, who did his best to make the room assignments work well. Kudos to Peter and everyone in the group. It was a learning experience, for the amateur and the experienced. It was not all about the seals but the exchange of ideas and talents, staying up late and waking up early (to some) sharing everything including the gadgets. Thanks Jan.
I hope this is just a start of more outings! Till we meet again!
1 · January 19
Fun, fun, fun. Including the flat tire I got on the 101 in the midst of traffic. (Marcia and Jerry talked me off the ledge and AAA are miracle workers!) My photos are coming soon, and I figured out why I couldn't upload them -- because I hadn't joined this group. Hopefully I'm in and will get them there soon.
1 · January 15
Such a great educational trip to see the Elephant Seals. The docent couldn't have been better.
Suggest for other educational trips that links related to the subject be provided in advance. There are so many great Elephant Seal links and also the incredible Elephant Seal live webcam that we could have had in advance to review.
0 · January 14
Hi all something just came up here at work and I will be unable to go.I am offering my place a full bed with someone sharing the room on a cot for 1/2 price....$60 . If you would like to take my spot you need to contact me. [masked]. call or text me. If I do not hear from anyone Peter will not let you go in my spot unless he hears from me. Please let me know ASAP...also I have a spot on Peter's van for carpooling that will be yours if you need it.
0 · January 9
Good news regarding the Elephant Seals outing, I was able to reserve a charming place in Cambria well below the $50 that I estimated. For $37/person/night, we're reserving an entire 110-year-old hostel where we get 6 bedrooms, a common room to talk photography, a fenced garden with BBQ, a kitchen with dining area, WiFi -- and yes breakfast is included.
To confirm your spot, please go to www.bizware.com/support/xca.htm with a credit card.
0 · November 3, 2012
This just in from the docent who will guide us. At the main haul-out that we will be visiting, the first elephant seal pup was born on 12/11/12 with lots more cuties popping out since then. Mating season is starting about now, so our trip will be at the height of all the festivities this season. For more info and a webcam of our destination, check www.elephantseal.org
1 · January 1
Great news! We will have our very own private docent from the Friends of the Elephant Seals for our outing. Not only will Babs Mondschein answer questions about these huge beasts, she will lead us to places few know of to see, understand, and photograph them.
We still have room at the rented house for couples, and this is turning into a fine opportunity for photographers to bring their spouses.
0 · December 15, 2012
I went this past January. If you have time- take the morning tour of the light house after early shoot of seals, it's worth it. Also- keep your eyes on the seagulls hovering over the females- they are the first to spot the ones giving birth since they fight over the afterbirth, a real treat for them and interesting shot for you.
0 · November 10, 2012
There are two haul-outs to see the elephant seals. The best (in my opinion) basically starts at the end of a parking lot and we can walk a few hundred yards along a fenced boardwalk above the frolicking monsters. The second is about a 2-mile hike to the haul-out and another 2 miles back, plus however long you wish poking around nearby, all on regular hiking trails. All this is near the ocean, so without much elevation change. We may also go on some inland hikes to see the lush vegetation around Cambria, but we'll plan those as we get closer.
0 · October 30, 2012
Peter is oganizing this Meetup. You may direct your questions to him or inquire here.
0 · October 30, 2012