Ahhh I’m so excited to share this post with you guys! So about a month ago, I decided to finally pay Point Lobos a visit. It’s a California state park near Carmel/Monterey, and after seeing so many beautiful pictures of it online, I decided it was time to go see it for myself. It was about a 2 hour drive, but oh man I’m SO glad I went. The views here are incredible. I never thought I would find such a gem so close (relatively speaking) to home. You won’t see the views just driving down Highway 1, but once you’re in the reserve, it’s a completely different world. I was worried at first because it was cloudy when we got there, but the clouds made for some incredible scenery as well. Enjoy the photos! This is all natural lighting. No filters and no edits. I have a very interesting fun fact that I learned while I was here, but I’ll save that for the end of this post 😉
Beautiful, isn’t it?! You can see how the sky gradually cleared up as the morning went on, but seriously, it’s impossible to take a bad photo here. We were lucky enough to see 4 whales that morning! Unfortunately, the whales were quite far off and they didn’t really show up in the pictures I took. The guides here are extremely friendly and very eager to share their stories about the park.
So! Time for that interesting fact, maybe some of you already knew this before. Apparently, when sea otters mate, the male sea otter repeatedly bites the female’s nose. It’s a very bloody affair! And after a few days the male otter basically leaves to find other receptive females while the female is left to raise the newborn on her own 🙁 There are a lot of sea otters here, by the way, in case some of you were wondering why this fun fact randomly brought up sea otters.
But I hope you all enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for a Foodie Friday post in a couple of days!