We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we met in Van Anda then drove to the far end of Crescent Bay Road through the entrance into Woodwardia and down to the coastline at the cottages just north of Favada Point. After taking a little time to view the noisy Sea Lions both on the rocks and here and there in the water we headed north on foot along the rugged coastline to the rapids and waterfalls at the head of Maple Bay. Most of the snow had gone by then, but there had been so much rain not many days earlier that the creek was filled to overflowing. Taking a different winding trail running through the forest we soon found ourselves back at the starting point at a good time to have lunch. In the afternoon we headed south the short distance through the forest to Favada Point and encountered some patches of those prickly Opuntia cactus.
A group of sealions on rocks near Favada Point, a mix of California Sea Lions and Steller Sea Lions.