Photos of a New Baby Seal Born at Mackerricher – Wow!

Me and Cadet my pet seal!

Me and Cadet my pet seal!

Hi Everybody,

Our Friend David Alden took some amazing pics this past weekend of  a seal being born at MacKerricher State Park!

Cadet and I are so happy we can barely stand it.

 

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

 

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

Seal being born at MacKerricher State Park this past weekend!

This is so neat I don’t even have anything else to say except thanks again Dave!

Thanks for reading my blog,

DDD

DDD

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Progressive Dinner to Support the Ford House in Mendocino

Me and Laura relaxing in the Ford House

Me and Laura relaxing in the Ford House

Hi Everybody,

Every year the Ford House sponsors something called a progressive dinner to help support all the good things the Ford House does and to keep it looking nice. I am not sure what a progressive dinner is but Dad says it is really fun and that you walk to different places and eat. I guess I have a progressive dinner almost everyday when Dad and I go for a walk. We stop at the Ford House and I get a treat. Then we go to the bank and I get a treat. Then we  to this other place and I get a treat. If the Ford House Progressive dinner is anything like what I do it has to be fun (It is a lot of fun and supports a great cause, hope you can make it)!

Here are the details:

2014 Prog. dinner menu

If you want to go just click here and make your reservations now. Or you can call 707-937-5397 for more information and to make reservations. I cannot go but Dad and Mom will be there, hope you will too.

Thanks for reading my blog,

DDD

DDD

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A Whale of a Good Time!

Cadet and i taking a nap....

Cadet and i taking a nap….

A couple of weeks ago volunteers from the Mendocino Area Parks Association and Point Cabrillo Light Keepers went on a whale watching boat – the Trek II. Here are some photos. 

All photos courtesy of Valerie Marshall:

Good Day for Spotting Whales!

Good Day for Spotting Whales!

Wow!

Wow!

Looks like this whale is having a great time.

Looks like this whale is having a great time.

Wish I could have gone along

Wish I could have gone along

OK, that is all I have to say, just wanted to share the great pics from Valerie as I know many of you really enjoy seeing whales.

DDD

DDD

 

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Wow! Another great concert at Point Cabrillo Light Station.

Me Hard at Work at the East House

Me Hard at Work at the East House

Hi Everybody,

Well the good folks at Point Cabrillo are at it again! They have scheduled the first concert for this year and it looks like fun to me (Of course Dillon is judging this by the fact a picture of the lighthouse is on the poster…). Mom, Dad and I have been to the lighthouse for concerts and it is really fun, we had a great time.

So if you want to attend you better buy tickets soon as these concerts sell out Really fast.

 

This looks like great fun!

This looks like great fun!

Ok, thanks for reading my blog.

DDD

DDD

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New Fences at Point Cabrillo Light Station

Me Hard at Work at the East House

Me Hard at Work at the East House

HI Everybody,

I have not posted anything about our regular visits to the East House lately so thought I would now. Dad and I went out yesterday (Sunday April 6) to do our docent thing and found out they are building new fences!

This is great news as the old fences were falling apart and did not look good. Dad had his camera for a change and took some pics. I am not sure they are that exciting but sometimes I have to let Dad do his thing,  after all he does feed me everyday… I will ask Dad to take more pics when the fences are finished, I bet they will look better.

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OK, well thanks for reading my blog,

DDD

DDD

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Seal Monitoring Training being offered at MacKerricher April 12, 2014

 

Cadet and i taking a nap....

Cadet and i taking a nap….

Hi Everybody,

Our friend Fred who is the head interpreter for state parks in our area sent this out and thought I would share. Cadet (see above pic) and I would love if you could attend. Seals like Cadet need all the help they can get. Here is the message that Fred sent out:

Hello,

You are invited to attend the upcoming MacKerricher seal monitoring training on April 12, 2014, 9 am to 12:30 p.m. Joleen Ossello and I will be sending out more information to try and recruit some new volunteers. Please let me know if you can attend. 

  • MacKerricher Offfice
  • 9 am-9:15 Introductions
  • 9:15-10:00 seals and sea lions – Dave Alden
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:10-10:50 Marine Mammal Center/Seal Rescue/Seal Fence – Dave Alden
  • 10:50-11:10 Sign Ups/Paperwork – Fred Andrews
  • 11:10 Break
  • 11:20-12:30 Seal Rookery – Dave and Fred

Drinks and snacks provided.

Fred Andrews

State Park Interpreter II

Mendocino District

California State Parks

12301 N. Hwy 1

Mendocino, CA 95460

Phone: (707)961-0471

Fax: (707) 961-1287

Please note my new email

Fred.Andrews@parks.ca.gov

If you can attend let Fred know and thanks for reading my blog.

DDD

DDD

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Gray Whale Sighting!

Cadet and i taking a nap....

Cadet and i taking a nap….

Hi Everybody,

Our friend Fred who is an interpreter with state parks sent us these pics of a gray whale that came really close to shore at Mackerricher State Park.

Thanks Fred for the pictures, they are terrific.

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Ok, just wanted to share the pics so I am going now,

DDD

DDD

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