Before heading to the beach, we went for a hike in Pacifica. I saw a sign, before we entered the park, that said we should watch out for mountain lions. I take those warning signs way too seriously and they terrify me. I recently started watching this awful show called 'I Survived' and one of the episodes was about how a man and his wife survived a "cougar" attack. It definitely didn't help my paranoia about the situation. I have so much fun hiking around California, so I should probably toughen up. My thought is that if you've been warned, and you do it anyway, it's your fault. Is any trail worth being torn apart by a wild animal? Probably not.
Why can't we all just get along? This video (that was filmed on a potato) is still my favourite thing on youtube. Despite this longwinded grievance, I really just want a pet lion to love me as much as Christian the lion loves those two guys that rescued him from Harrods.
I just hope that if I do ever encounter one, I have the presence of mind to follow these instructions. Luckily, on this trip, we only saw a deer and some reptiles... which I can handle. - M
There's so much to see in the tide pools at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. I think a lot of people go there in the hopes they'll catch a glimpse of an octopus and we were no exception. How often do you get to see an octopus in it's natural habitat? Unfortunately, none of them came out to play that day. If you're afraid of sea creatures (like I am) this is the best way for you to be able to see some of the same beautiful things you might see while snorkeling. You can check the low tide times, in advance, on the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve website for optimal sea life viewing.
There were so many gorgeous textures and colours that would surface as the water pulled away from the shore - even the rocks were intricate and beautiful. It was a perfect sunny drive down the coast to get to Moss Beach from San Francisco, and a different way to spend an afternoon. - Mina