A Day With Sea Lions

People protect what they love.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Happy Pups

What a spectacular day! Lots of fun activity for young and old.

They had music, an assortment of food trucks and demonstrations on what the Marine Mammal Care Center is all about.

The volunteers were helpful and knowledgeable. It was cool to watch the sea lion pups play with one another. There was also a live sea creature exhibit on wheels by Aquarium of the Pacific from Long Beach.

My son and I were both glad we attended the event. Here’s a few images of a day with sea lions:

triplets starfish

single pup buds

Shine On

Yellow Submarine

“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope.
Now, as never before, the old phrase
has a literal meaning:
We are all in the same boat.”
Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau on-board the Calypso.

One of my passions that began as a child is my love for the sea and all its forms of life. Growing up in the midwestern United States, the largest area of water I knew were the great lakes.

Having never seen an ocean in person, I was first introduced to the sea by watching the 1950s TV show, Sea Hunt starring Lloyd Bridges.

When my family relocated to California in the mid 1960s, I remember the first day we drove to Zuma Beach. I couldn’t wait to jump into the water. Unfortunately, it was during a riptide and I nearly drown.

My respect for the sea and it’s power grew more towards what was in the ocean and not actually being in the water. So, during the late 1960s to the 1980s I whet my appetite for the sea by watching The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. I was hooked on this exciting new documentary style show. I fell in love with the interesting Frenchman in the red bonnet with his charming personality and beautiful ship the Calypso.

Yellow Submarine

Jacques Cousteau with his Yellow Submarine.

Every week Jacques Cousteau this french ex-naval officer, explorer, conservationist, scientist and researcher with his mesmerizing voice would take me on an incredible journey exploring the depths of oceans around the world.

Jacques Cousteau died 25 June 1997, but he left us with a plethora of films, books and research that paved the way for current oceanographers and scientist.

I miss you Jacques Cousteau and all that you gave us, including that wonderful yellow submarine.

Shine On

Seal Day 2015

“Each and every animal on earth
has as much right
to be here as you and me.”
Anthony D. Williams

Seal Day

Plan to attend this fundraiser tomorrow with all my donations from their “Wish List”. Hopefully, we won’t be rained out and I’ll have some great photos to share on my post tomorrow.

Shine On

Summer in Redondo

“Summer means happy times and good sunshine.
It means going to the beach,
going to Disneyland, having fun.”
Brian Wilson

Summer in Redondo

You know it’s summer when droves of young people arrive on the beaches of Redondo. Every summer The City of Redondo Beach holds a swimming camp at the beach for 12-15 year olds. These young people go through a rigorous swim training program that a professional lifeguard would be proud of.

It’s fun to watch these energetic young people go through all the drills their trainers put them through during summer in Redondo.

Shine On