Playful Dolphins! Dive-Bombing Pelicans! Malibu’s Favorite Ocean Citizens! #Wanderlust Indeed!

Who’s Got #Wanderlust? I’ve Got #Wanderlust!

As 2021 moves hopefully forward toward complete vaccination – and a slow return to whatever our safe “new normal” will be, I still find myself heading to the beach – a safe haven for people to get fresh air…

A Malibu Sunset!

This short relaxing video is from March 1, 2021…a guy walking his dog along the beach while the sun sets behind him….a seventy degree day in paradise….

Welcome To Malibu!

A walk along the beach in Malibu is a peaceful getaway that literally drops you in the middle of an explosion of sea life – even a walk along the beach will reveal these Mussels, clinging to the rocks as the waves pummel them day and night:

And the waves DO pummel the beach at times – while the tide goin out is a gentle activity, coming in can be another matter!

But no matter: this beach is home to some of my favorite sea creatures, who entertain me while simply gong about their business right offshore – beginning with these guys:

Divebombing Pelicans!

I will admit I am mesmerized by Pelicans – the way they glide across the ocean before slowly rising up, then diveboming into the water for food – here’s an example:

Yes, I watch for them, and when they arrive, I hit record and hope to capture them in action.

Luckily, today they were hungry:

Cue The Dolphins!

Of course, every single time I’ve bene to the ocean I’ve encountered another string of visitors right off the coastline – Dolphins!

Finally, you can see Seals in the water as well – popping a head up to check out the action…and if all of this makes you hungry:

Easy: head a few miles north to the legendary Paradise Cove and dig into a Shrimp Cocktail – and top it off with a mixed drink that you drink using a real pasta straw!

My wife Alex and I explored Paradise Cove on her birthday, and if you want to see where The Beach Boys shot the cover for one of the early albums, click here!

People think of Malibu as a beach community, but did you know it had a Wine Safari as well?

Stanley The Giraffe is the star of this show, but there is so much more as well – click here to see more details about Malibu’s Wine Safari:

There are so many wonders along the west coast of North America…

A two hour flight south from here will take you to the magical Baja California town of Cabo San Lucas:

Just a few of the incredible images I captured on a trip there…but nothing compared to coming across a pod of migrating Whales…they were very playful and visible – take a look:

You can see more of this magical trip – including the “Piranha Fish” we encountered – kind of – by clicking on my story here!

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21 replies

  1. YES! Beaches and parks are the way to go during the pandemic. Glad to see that you guys have managed to find ways to enjoy life! 🙂

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  2. I love your wanderlust, John, because you take me along to these wonderful places. Thank you!

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  3. I’m fascinated by the dive-bombing pelicans.

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  4. How lucky that you live so close!

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  5. Love those pelicans! We sat and watched them fish one afternoon in Zihuatanejo. It was mesmerizing!

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  6. Wow John, what a wonderful place to stay! And so close by! I love the waves, and sunset, and especially those diving pelicans! How cool that you were able to capture them on video! And who doesn’t like to see dolphins? Thanks for sharing! 🙂 🙂

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  7. There are some great images here!! My favourite are those vertical dives haha

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  8. You do have some lovely places to visit, John. The pelican videos are great, and I would love to see them in action. But I doubt I will be travelling anywhere outside of Britain for many years to come.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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