Being back in Paso means that I got to spend this Christmas with my dad! We went on a short trip over to the coast and hung out at the beach for a while. Paso Robles is situated about 30 minutes from both Cayucous and Cambria (coastal towns). We headed north toward Cambria and past it a bit to San Simeon which is famous for Hearst Castle and elephant seals.
These actually terrifyingly large mammals hang out on the beach almost year round and occasionally bump into each other aggressively. I enjoyed playing with my new zoom lens to check it out. If you find yourself in this area I think it’s highly worth the stop as they generally tend to be doing something interesting and there are usually helpful docents who walk around and answer questions about what is going on.