Darlingtonia Wayside. Then we wound our way up onto the headland. Dana was not particularly enthusiastic about Sea Lion Cave, perceiving it- accurately, to an extent- as "just a tourist trap." I also have mixed feelings about it, often describing it as a very expensive elevator ride. On the other hand, it truly is a world-class sea cave. Whether it is, as they claim, the world's largest is debatable, and certainly depends on what metric you choose: Area? Length? Volume? Height? Bother to the question; it's irrelevant.
The geology here was what I was after, but the sea lions are a really nice bonus. When I saw the utter lack of pinnepeds on the monitor in the shop area, I was starting to wonder if this really was a good time to go. Then I heard the clerk explaining to a prior customer that sans sea lions, there was a two dollar discount, AND they stamp the receipt for a free pass any time in the following year. So we'll be back here before too long.
Dana and B. were duly impressed. That $36 was not wasted.
Photo unmodified. October 9, 2014. FlashEarth Location (approximate; it's underground).
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