Well not really; the animals that we go to look for are correctly called Californian Sea Otters but to me they look more like beavers than otters.

See what I mean

James and I prepare little; boat, Minn Kota, bedding, camera with big lens. We head down towards Elkhorn Slough.

Our luck is of course excellent and we find a launching slip, quite a long way up the estuary, that is the ideal place to spend the night.,-121.7878393,13.23z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x808e042d372ed89f:0x51eaddce6f585aac!8m2!3d36.8325072!4d-121.765131

It is Thanksgiving, but we have no food, having assumed that we could find a restaurant. Big mistake, all restaurants are closed. We stumble across a Tacos van in nearby Castroville.

I love artichokes

The food is excellent and we have a memorable Thanksgiving dinner in the camper, low on turkey but high on tacos, nachos and burritos.

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all had a great holiday!
Cold morning coffee.
We inflate the boat. We are super experienced and it only takes us 10 minutes.
Lock and load

It is a beautiful morning as we glide out into the slough. Hundreds of pelicans and terns are diving all around us. The electric motor makes no noise and we go vey slowly.

Pelagic Comorant.
Herring Gull
Marbled Godwit
Forster’s Tern
Otters playing
Gimme Turkey
Very happy animals
White Pelican

Memorable Thanksgiving!

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6 Responses to Beaver

  1. Jonathan says:

    Wonderful photos

  2. calderi says:

    Mother, Ann and I ate a memorable lunch in Castroville at “The Giant Artichoke”.
    “Basically famine food” was her verdict –

  3. virtuallyrachelgmailcom says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your soujourn!

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