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Friday, April 22, 2016

Sea Lions, Seals and Sea Otters

I am very fond of natural excursions and enjoy the flora and fauna around.  Gk knowing about this fact, planned a trip to Monterey, California for my birthday celebrations. Our plan was to do whale watching, visit Monterey Bay Aquarium (among the top ten of the world’s most amazing aquariums), enjoy 17 miles Drive (famous for its scenic beauty along the pacific grove) and visit some more nearby places. Unfortunately, all the tours to whale watching were called off due to bad weather condition, but despite the continuous rains we visited all other places. 
At 17 miles drive I was awed with the picturesque view and looking at sea lions and seals for the first time added to my delight. They were in many, resting on a distant rock mountain in the middle of the sea. 



The very next day while walking in the city, I saw seals again lazing and smiling, enjoying the weather outside. This time they were closer, pretty closer. I couldn’t stop smiling looking at those cute creatures. We had a thing in common, I noticed, for both of us that afternoon nap was a bliss. 



On our stopover to Monterey Bay Aquarium we saw a huge number of visitors were standing outside with lot of oohs and aahs. After reaching there we found out that pregnant wild Sea Otter took shelter in the premise of the aquarium to give birth to a new born.  After giving birth, mother Otter was constantly licking her newborn for hours to fill the pup’s fur with air so it can float and not sink. 

Life comes up with such lovely surprises that makes us a story teller. We had witnessed one such surprise a while ago…

12 comments:

  1. These are some of the beauties of Northern California. I am glad you enjoyed them. I am sure you would have visited the Golden Gate Bridge by now. It is the most photographed man-made object in the United States.

    (Belated) Happy Birth Day wishes.

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    1. Thankyou sooo much SG. Ummm I visited it while coming from airport to home. But didnt get a chance to walk there and enjoy its beauty! Gk has many times working weekends!!!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time. Watching the sea otter with its baby must be an amazing experience!

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    1. Absolutely Shilpa. However we were very far from there n saw it from distance, still it was an experience of its kind!!!

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  3. It seems like a fun activity and, of course, the gorgeous pictures:)

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  4. Oh my god it must be so awesome to see the seals lazying around like that :D

    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

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    1. Yes Raj. Especially look at their smile :D

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  5. Thanks shesha for sharing the miracle moment - never watched a video like this in my life, my heart was pounding while watching the sea otter.. was filled with awe !!

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    1. I am glad you really enjoyed this video. While we were there you must have heard the crowd it was filled with cheer and excitement watching the miracle.

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