Image Quest Family Camping Trip - Pismo Beach

Feb 18-20, 2006

This weekend began by a cold storm from the north, dusting snow on mountains down to 2000 ft. Some of the participants turned back, but those who toughed it out had a great experience as we explored the San Simeon area, and had an amazingly up-close extended photo session with the elephant seal colony nearby. And, of course, the usual fine meals and happy kids. Even a bit of astronomy, as I brought along the 10" LX200 scope and we had some views of the Orion Nebula and winter star clusters.

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A cosmic sunset

Looking for clams

Kids enjoying a dramatic twilight

One more rain squall...



Making 'smores in the rain...

Piedras Blancas lighthouse and an elephant seal rookery

Cute kid

I hear a goopy nose helps when you're deep under water

Dave shares an elephant seal moment

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