I rode away from the house this morning at 4:50 while the moon was still up and within a day of being full. When I got down to La Conchita I stopped in the hopes of being able to capture the glorious sight off to the west.
I discovered on my walk this morning that the Seal Sanctuary is only formally restricted December 1st thru May 31st. I’ve seen the sign often and always turned around but this morning a few people were coming along from the direction of the pier so after talking with them and hearing their experience I walked on. No seals were “home” but in the fourth photo you can see the interesting seal tracks up and down the beach. It was an interesting perspective to look up at the Sanctuary overlook, i.e. the seal’s view.