We’d read a little about a small town on the coast south of us, and thought we’d check it out in person.
Shelter Cove. Interesting name.
Tough to get there….high drama narrow road that snakes through some redwoods, then up one side of a small range of mountains, and then plunges down the other side…dumping you into town in the foothills. Stay on the brakes…that’s the ocean directly in front.
Off-season, so the place was nearly empty. High cliffs at the shore nearly everywhere, just a single black sand beach off to the side.
Most interesting to us were the two colonies of seals parked just off-shore. We could clamber down and across rocks to get near one.
It seemed like this bunch were teenagers of varying age…who just couldn’t quite settle down!
Sharing one area were a number of sea birds.