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Journey Thru America : The Way Home, Volume Two

By: Gary L Beer

This is the second volume of Gary’s incredible journey through America; continuing his adventures from Journey Thru America - My Quest For Peace. The Way Home starts in California in the Giant Redwood forest at Big Sur – Gary prepares for the return journey east across this vast continent. Travelling alone the journey back is filled with excitement and adventure as Gary meets many fascinating and hilarious characters who also travel this huge country. ...

I stop at the northern elephant seal colony north of San Simeon pulling in to the large gravel car park, for I do not intend to say farewell just yet. I plan to camp near Morro Bay before heading out into the desert and want to spend one last weekend in this area. February is a good time to visit the seal colony with the pups a few weeks old and fattening up in readiness for the sea. Soon the adults will leave the pups to their fate, after weaning it will be up to the pups to teach themselves to swim and hunt for food. The baby elephant seals have changed enormously in the few days that I have been away, appearing to have doubled in size they now look fit to burst. The babies are also lighter in colour as they turn from the black of newborn to a grey; that will take on a silver hue for when their time comes in a few weeks to head out into the Pacific Ocean. A lot of the baby seals have pulled themselves away from the beach and are now amongst the sand dunes some even pushing up hard against the fence that borders the highway! The beach is quiet with a lot of the females now gone leaving the big bulls to guard what remains of the...

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