|Wedding Rock at Patrick's Point State Park|
This is also a great place to be (along the California highway 101 coast) any time from January to May, as the great grey whale migration is happening. The whales are traveling from their winter feeding grounds (Baja?) to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea. Supposedly you can see mothers and their calves quite frequently, but we haven't seen any here at the park. What we did see on an exploratory bike ride and hike, was a pair of rock climbers, climbing Wedding Rock. Yikes!
We're looking forward to checking out the beaches and the tidal pools if we can before we leave later in the next day or two....tides are a complicated thing. I knew there were high tides and low tides, but I didn't know there were variances in the low and high tides within themselves and that affects how much you can see each day in the tidal pools. At any rate, we hope to at least check out Agate Beach for the beautiful agate stones and polished rocks. And hopefully, we'll get the tides right for checking out the pools at low tide. With all the warnings around the beaches here, they make you nervous about going out on the beach looking! "DON'T TURN YOUR BACK ON THE OCEAN" "WATCH OUT FOR ROGUE WAVES!" But we'll be at the beach, provided it's not pouring down rain!