Friday, August 27, 2010

Photo of the Week - Alabater Mosque in Cairo

So Photo Friday isn't really a regular feature in our Travel Journal, I thought that I would like to showcase one of our photos today. I enjoy the photos that many of my favorite travel blogs and websites post so I thought, "Hey why not!"

I am not promising to showcase one every Friday, but I will try. If you have a favorite travel photo that you would like me to showcase, please feel free to send a note to me through our contact page here:
and we can arrange that.

So for today's photo:

Alabaster Mosque in Cairo
(Mosque of Muhammad Ali at the Citadel)

Not bad for my attempt at being "artsy".

What do you think? Comment below I would love to hear any tips of tricks you may have! 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Playing with the Elephant Seals

Recently Warren and I took a lovely romantic and relaxing trip to the central coast of California. One of the main reasons I wanted to do this trip was to see the Elephant Seals.

I wasn't disappointed. In fact, on our first evening in Cambria, Warren and I went for a walk on the boardwalk and found a couple baked out on the rocks as the tide was going out.

However the next morning, while Warren did a little work, I went for a walk on my own. There was lots of activity on the boardwalk that morning. The squirrels were out, and quite brave! They are obviously fed by humans often as they followed me and got really close.

I was so excited to see the Elephant seals baking out on the rocks as the tide was out.

I decided I wanted to get a little closer and walked down to the rocks. I sat and hung out with them for a while.

I couldn't wait to bring warren back to see them! Unfortunately it didn't work out as every other time we were near he beach the tide was in and the seals were bouncing around in the water. Tip...take advantage of seeing wildlife when you see it as it may not work out if you "come back later".

These seals were younger as they were smaller. They were most likely the younger males.

On our way out of Cambria and up through San Simeon, we stopped to see the big beach where thousands migrate too in the winter months. There were about 30 hanging out when we got there so Warren got to see them then.

Have you seen the elephant seals on the Central Coast of California? Share your experience by commenting below: