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Old 03-08-2006, 02:10 PM   #15
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I stopped at a place a few miles past big sur. I did see allot of both the males and pups.


Hi Andy,

In case you aren't already aware of it, here's an idea for an outing... From Dec - March elephant seals come ashore to breed and have their pups at Ano Nuevo State Reserve, located between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. This time of year the adults have probably left the beach, but you should still be able to see the pups.

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Old 03-08-2006, 04:52 PM   #16
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Seeing them along the Big Sur coast sounds even better than my suggestion!

This is a reminder to me that things are always changing... 25 years ago Ano Nuevo was the only known mainland haul-out place for the northern elephant seal, and that's how it stayed in my mind (until today!). I've since learned that they've continued to have an incredible population recovery - from near extinction - and now haul-out along Big Sur beaches too. Thanks for the info!


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Old 03-11-2006, 11:31 AM   #17
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Did not find San Francisco to be much fun for a frugal traveler. No parking for RVs of any sort that I could find, until after hours. I drove around a little, walked along Pier 39 and fisherman's wharf. I was going to go out to Alcatraz but with no place to park I decided to split. I'm not sure what people find to exciting about SF. The most exciting part for me was seeing the Golden Gate my rear view mirror as I was heading North on 1. Back to nature, back to the country. I found that the Coast from SF on up to Ft Bragg is more like a playground for the rich. No place to park overnight unless you pay camping.

I saw one en route cg and that was $20 for nothing more than a place to park. Now in down town SF I could get in early and pay $8 for the day. I could take to spots and pay $16 for the day. The only problem with that is that the sign that reads NO RVs or Trailers.

But go a 150+ miles north and a place to park an RV....$20. And you have to be out by 9am. I'm sorry but that's BS. I'll go to jail before I pay $20 to park overnight. Give me a ticket... I will not pay it.

I'll laugh at the first cop that gives me grief over it.

I do love the road and the country and seeing places and things that I've only seen in pictures, movies and TV. I love getting up early and seeing the world as it wakes up and gets started.

Anyway, friends and family.. I'm still alive out here. Movin' on.

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Old 03-14-2006, 11:30 AM   #18
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Spent the last few days in Redwoods, made it to Oregon and found the campgrounds a little less expensive all the way around. Stayed at Harris Beach CG for my first night in Oregon. Rained pretty much from early afternoon on. I drove up 101 and headed into Salem last night to visit an old co-worker/friend of mine for a couple of weeks.

Next road trip - East toward Mpls,Mn I have to figure out what I want to see on the way.

Any idea's?

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