It’s Whale Watching Season!
It's a great day for a hike and whale watching. The sun is out and the temperature perfect for a brisk walk on the beach. If you're lucky, you may just see one (or several) of the California Grey Whales as they make their migration south from Alaska to Baja California.
Friends were out the other day at San Simeon State Beach, looked up, and were thrilled to see a whole pod of Greys breaching and blowing - it was quite a sight.
The whales head south through Winter, have their babies down in Baja, then begin their migration back to Alaska in April. I understand it's easier to see the whales from an elevated location, i.e. beach bluffs, piers, etc. We've got tons of places for viewing here on the Central Coast. San Simeon State Beach is about two miles down the road from Hotel El Colibri and offers beach bluffs, a pier, and some hiking trails. The HWY 1 road from Cambria to Morro Bay (about 10 miles) runs entirely along the ocean bluffs - so it's easy to pull over, and stop where you may want to. Another great spot is Montana de Oro State Park, located further south on the coast, just out of San Luis Obispo.
For more information on Grey Whales check out The Marine Mammal Center.
Grab a buddy and come on over to Cambria to check out these majestic creatures.