Saturday, May 21, 2011

Views from Point Fermin

Point Fermin view. Pt. Fermin is a rugged headland in San Pedro, California, which stands guard over the northwestern approaches to the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach, one of the world's busiest commercial ports. The harbor also embraces marinas for many hundreds of pleasure boats.

Pelican of Pt. Fermin. The behavior of these pelicans was quite interesting as they took advantage of wind currents to make a great circular rotation over the ocean below Pt. Fermin.

Rocky shore below Pt. Fermin

Pelicans approaching projecting cliff at Pt. Fermin. Further back from the cliff is the site of the Korean Friendship Bell. More immediately at hand is an enjoyable park with great shade trees and walkways to enjoy.

And another row of the pelicans of Pt. Fermin. After our visit to the point, we then enjoyed a hearty meal at the San Pedro Brewing Company, which we'd not visited for several years.

Pt Fermin pelicans over kelp bed

Excursion boat "First String", probably out on a wildlife and whale-watching cruise. Although it was late in the season for the northbound grey whale cow and calf migration, we sighted several spouts and double spouts and heard that some blue whales had been sighted in the area that week.

View west along cliffs showing dramatic headland in front of Pt. Fermin light


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