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…