California Friday #4: When Sea Lions Attack!

Can you believe we made it through a whole week?

Happy Friday, loves!

Was it just me or did this week seem to take about 732 days to come to an end?

I’ve been a little absent from blogworld this week, but I promise it has not been intentional. Even after taking off a couple of days to reclaim my sanity relax, it seems the hospital has become my own personal (pocket-sized, if you will) black hole…

Somebody please let me know if you see any fragments of my lifeforce floating around in the air so that I can try to super glue them back…and maybe Bedazzle them while I’m at it! 😉

Obviously, my life has been a bit on the boring side lately.

So how about some more vacation recapping?

If you missed the other California Friday posts, you can click the links here:

California Friday #1: The Impromtu 10 Mile Hike
California Friday #2: Toasty Tootsies
California Friday #3: San Francisco

Anyone up for some kayaking?

I was SOOOO excited when Emilia suggested that we check out Kayak Connection while we were on our way to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. I’ve been canoeing and white water rafting before, but I’ve always wanted to try kayaking!

We watched a short informative video, you know:

What to do if you flip your kayack…
What to do if you lose your paddle…
What to do if you’re charged by angry sea lions…um, WHA?!

Oh wait, no, that one WASN’T in there, but I’m getting a little ahead of myself.

So we got fitted for our life vests, grabbed some paddles, and loaded up!

Row, row, row, your boat kayak…

Gently down the bay…

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily…

Someone’s head is in my way! 😉

The trip started out a bit foggy at first.

Can you make out the killer sea lions on the wharf?

But slowly the sun started to make it’s way from behind the clouds

And the wildlife came out to play!

I think their favorite game was “hide”

And “sneak”


After a couple of hours of photo-stalking sea lions, otters, and other aquatic life, we decided to head back to dock.

Say “impending doom is lurking ahead!”

As we made our way back around the bend, we were able to get a better look at the sea lions relaxing on the wharf.

Such cute little flubberous creatures, no?

Hmm, nice sign!

ADD moment of the day brought to you by:
“Oh look! An otter on the other side of the kayak!”

That I can’t seem to get a decent picture of.
Dude, pose already…you look like a washed up duffle bag!

Hmm, I wonder where those other people are running off to so fast?

Oh, hello sea lions! 🙂

Wait a minute, there’s not as much zoom on this camera as I thought there was!

That’s when we realized we had drifted to within oh, I’d say 10 feet of the wharf!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!! :-O

I’m sorry, my documentation of our near death experience as one of the heftier of the crew decided to make angry eyes (not to be confused with angry bananas) at us, dive off the wharf, and CHARGE our kayak!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! :-O

I’ll admit that there were a few choice expletives thrown in there as needed to help propel us further in the water as the adrenaline kicked in and we pumped out some of the smoothest strokes since Bob Ross…wait, wrong kind of strokes!

Lesson of the day: If you’re going to play around with the fight or flight tendencies of 500+ pound aquatic life, make sure to have a vegetarian close by to protect you!


Ever had any “close encounters” with wildlife?

Were you lucky/stupid enough to get any documentation?

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