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ANNC: Chow and Elephant Seals

Ruth Lafler | Feb 3, 200306:21 PM     1

In my copious free time [vbg] I'm a docent at Ano Nuevo State Reserve -- the elephant seal breeding site on the San Mateo coast. One of my privileges is to take a small group for a private viewing "after hours".

I managed to sweet-talk a primo date: Saturday, February 15. I'm offering spots on this walk to chowhounds who make a donation of $40 (or more!) in goodwill to the site. This event is limited to NINE persons (in addition to myself). The walk itself is about 2.5 hours (1.5 hours in the viewing area), and covers about three miles over uneven terrain and loose sand. Walks for prime weekend dates usually sell out months in advance, so this is a unique opportunity. More info about Ano Nuevo and the elephant seals is linked below. The walk will leave the parking lot promptly at 4:00. Dinner will follow at a coastal spot to be decided by the participants.

In addition to the seal walk, that Saturday has a minus tide in the mid afternoon. So if participants are interested we could also collect mussels at the neighboring beaches. Other chow-related stops could include Phipps Ranch and Duarte's Tavern in Pescadero.

The walk will be held rain or shine. Because of the limited nature of this event, advance confirmation of donation will be required to confirm a spot.

RSVP to rlafler1@attbi.com.

Link: http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?p...

Image: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/523/ima...

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