Monday, August 29, We leave here early in am and drive down Rt. 101 stopping at overlooks and enjoying the ocean and the shoreline. We arrive in the Newport area and stop at Beverly Beach State Park for 2 nights($26.00/nite). We have a nice shaded spot in the back loop(G-3) There are not many sites left, the Ranger tells us they have been full since June 1st. We unhook and drive to down town Newport and find the historic waterfront. There we see a fish processing plant on the docks. The boats are coming in for the day with their catches. The waterfront is lined with big and small boats.
We hear barking off in the distance, we go to seek out this noise. Here the sea lions are on a rock island 50 feet off shore and also below one of the docks on a lower dock just for them. They are Big, some over 1,000 lbs. and very loud in their barking voice. We stop and watch them swim and basked in the sun. They crawl over each other to get a spot on the dock, fun to watch them belly around.