Randy Warren's blog

Visitors love our volunteer docents

This was a first for me: While scoping at Sea Lion Point, a family from Utah enjoyed looking close-up at sea lions, harbor seals, and a raft of 22 otters Tuesday afternoon.   After interpreting about the three species we were viewing, the family wanted to take a photo with me. They said, "We want to share with friends how wonderful it is that people volunteer to interpret what's going on here in the reserve."   Then after that the young man dictated everything I had explained to him.

Let your mind take a journey to Point Lobos on a beautiful Sunday

   A brilliant patchy blue gray light glistened through the trees 
   Otters and harbor seals frolicking in the rising tide
   A Great blue perched upon a rock sheltered from the breeze
   A nature loving joyful friend walking by my side

Precious moment at Point Lobos

A memorable experience happened when a six year old Japanese boy shyly walked up the trail where I had a scope set up during an Easy Access Adventure. With the scope adjusted to its lowest height, I got down on one knee to get face to face with this young man. I told him this scope is set up just for people his size, and then asked him if he could say harbor seal. The child looked up at his Dad and his father said go ahead. "Harbor seal" he said with a smile on his face, his parents gleaming.