Just a breath north of Cayucos is Estero Bluffs, a place of shorebirds and rock coves.
Here’s a little of what the walk and beach looked like (a la Steve. Thank you Steve.)
The sign implies “dogs okay” but at the beach there seemed to be big “no dogs” signs. Mixed messages! However, considering the number of plovers we saw on the shore, it would seem the “no dogs” would win out.
Tons of birds this morning, with the ocean filled with seagulls and pelicans and the rocks decorated with cormorants and wave splashes and the beaches Killdeer City.
I’m not sure what intertidal creature leaves this mark, but obviously it is an early breed of highway man.
Our beaches are pretty free of trash. This bottle was the only refuse I saw. I didn’t have the heart to pick it up, as it was a new hunting ground for a totally different kind of sea creature.
And here is Steve’s video of bottle activity:
This gull was being chased by five other gulls. Five greedy, hungry other gulls.
Looking towards Cayucos.
And out to sea.