One time my super cool California friend took me to La Jolle Cove near San Diego, and I was surrounded by sea lions and harbor seals.
This trip was made even more fantastic by three things:
- I listened to a This American Life episode years ago all about the cove and the battle between animal activists and beach patrons. It’s really interesting, and you can listen here.
- You can get close enough to touch the animals. Of course I don’t suggest this, because a fully mature male sea lion is pretty damn intimidating but hey… people without zoom lenses were braver than I.
- I had my camera and got to pretend I was a National Geographic wildlife photographer.
So yes, super awesome.
I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Happy Friday!