We had a great time in Monterey riding bikes along the coast and catching up with Zac. He is juggling 4
jobs and doesn't have much time off, so we were honored that he invited us to spend some time with him on one of his rare days without a commitment to one or more shifts somewhere.
October is one of the best months to visit any coastal area in CA and we managed to have a gorgeous day. A windbreaker in the morning was shed off by lunch. As we rode along Zac shared stories from his week at Sea Lab and his group of 8-10 year-olds - some of them had never been to the beach!
I almost fell off my bike laughing when he told us about trying to re-direct the attention of his "campers" from a sea otter which was frantically fornicating a deceased harbor seal - apparently those cute, furry little otters everyone loves are quite kinky - and violent! He regaled us with a couple of other "bad otter" stories. His group also witnessed an otter grabbing a seagull, ripping it's head off and eating it, which is more disturbing than their usual tendency to simply drown gulls which are trying to poach their food...
Fortunately they also got an opportunity to see some of the magical side of marine life, too. On their last morning at the beach there were some dolphins passing through. Zac lined them up to watch them when suddenly a wave crested right in front of all the kids and the dolphins were riding the wave right in close to shore. They did it over and over and all the kids in the camp got a chance to witness this amazing spectacle!
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