A while back, I shared a photo of beautiful Gibson Beach, which is located at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. I took the photo when my husband and I made our first visit to this gorgeous reserve. Today, I'm sharing more photos from our visit.
After my husband and I arrived at Point Lobos we headed over to the Bird Island Trail. The gentleman at the entrance told us that there were some docents along that trail and that as we walked along the trail, we would be able to see some pelicans and sea lions.
Here's a photo near the beginning of the trail. The man in the hat behind the table is one of the docents. My husband is right there in the center of the trail closest to the camera. He has a trail map in his pocket, which we purchased at the main entrance.
This is one of the entrances to the Bird Island Trail. There is also a wheelchair accessible entrance to the Bird Island trail. It looks more like the trail in the photo above.
I wish I could remember what the docent called these plants clinging to the sides of this cliff. I saw them in several locations at Point Lobos.
Here's a view from the entrance to Bird Island Trail. You can see that there's a nice little parking area there. And there are even picnic tables and a restroom adjacent to this parking area as well.
Bird Island Trail.
Here's a view from the Bird Island Trail. See those little white things down by that arch in the rock?
Here's a closer view of those white things. They were actually Egrets. The docent at this part of the trail told us that the Egrets were actually standing on kelp. How cool is that?
Here's an even closer view of the Egrets. I cropped the above photo so you could see them better.
Here's my husband walking along the trail. It really is a beautiful trail with gorgeous ocean views.
This is China Cove, which is accessible from Bird Island Trail by those long steps down to the beach. At the time of our visit, it was closed to the public.
The picture below shows a different view of China Cove. See Bird Island Trail in the distance? That's where we were headed.
More photos from our visit to Bird Island Trail in future posts.
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