Photography in Paradise

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Taking some time to enjoy the beach with elephant seals and great sunsets. The weather has been great with temperatures in the low 70’s and off shore winds. Most of the elephant seals have moved out to sea but the few that are left still put on a good show of sleeping while a few still challenge of a mate.

You can find out more about them at www.elephantseal.org  They are on the beaches  a few minutes north of San Sineon and Hearst Castle by the lighthouse Piedras Blancas.

Cayucos. Where is it?  Cayucos is located at 35°26?18?N 120°53?26?W.   The population was 2,592 at the 2010 census. It located on the coast in San Luis Obispo County, California along California State Route 1 between Cambria to the north and Morro Bay to the south.

Prehistorically the local area was inhabited by the Chumash people, who settled the coastal San Luis Obispo area approximately 11,000 to 10,000 BC, including a large village to the south of Cayucos at Morro Creek.

Cayucos is the Chumash word for “kayak,” or “canoe,” which was used by the Chumash people to fish in the bay, particularly in the rich kelp beds just north of the current Cayucos pier.

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