Having to exercise the dogs is such a great excuse to explore! Pfeiffer Beach was right down the road from the campsite so we spent our morning there (sorry to those stuck in lecture). We were rewarded with a trio of dolphins swimming back and forth across the mouth of the cove. And, typical of most places, the majority of people never left the beach closest to the terminus of the trail. They never saw the rock formations on the far end, the grove of Monterey Cypress, or the dolphins swimming. It was nice to have a moment of peace.
The afternoon was spent in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park helping with scenarios for the Advanced Wilderness Life Support class. Bad things happen to good people, over and over again in this class, but at least it was under the redwoods along the Big Sur river.
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