Highway 1, part two
Another cool thing about travelling up Highway 1 is all of the paths off the highway that you can take down to the ocean. We found a trail a couple years ago that leads to a deep cove. There's a tunnel that leads to the cove, and often there are sea otters in the water. We weren't sure if we'd be able to find it again this time, but we did, and there was even a sea otter. He was too far away to get a good shot of, unfortunately. When I tried zooming in in Photoshop, even with a high res image, the otter ended up looking like one of those fuzzy pictures of the Loch Ness Monster.
You have to hike down a dirt road to get to the cove, and I was a little worried about hiking back up, but I was okay. It's only about 1/4 mile. The tunnel:
We found out later that this cove was used to haul in lumber when the highway was being built. It's also home to huge kelp forest, which would explain why the sea otters like it.