On a clear day…Sunlight sparkling on the water…Sea lions cavorting on the reef…Here you can see the difference between the sea lions (near the top of the photo) and the harbor seals (at the bottom). The sea lions have longer flippers and, out of the water, they propel themselves with the flippers. The harbor seals have little short flippers, so on land they move around with a flopping motion (not exactly graceful looking and slower than the sea lions.) They are much more agile once in the water.A closer look at a harbor seal… he was eyeing me somewhat skeptically.Looking north from Cape Arago…Looking south toward Bandon…Rocky beach with clear blue water… not a climb I’d want to attempt. Once there, our waters are generally pretty cold. If you’ve noticed in previous pictures of the beach, there isn’t a whole lot of sun bathing or swimming going on. Generally kids are the only ones willing to do more than just a bit of wading. Which suits me just fine. Baking in the sun for more than a few minutes is utterly tedious and boring in my opinion. The tropics have never called to me.