Did you hear the one about an elephant seal, a Christmas seal, and a basset hound walking into a bar.
Ha, ha, ha, ha.
HA, HA, HA, HA!
A while back Peggy and I were driving north from somewhere, maybe San Diego, when we drove past Hearst Castle and came to Piedras Blancas. It was full of sunbathers, somewhat weight challenged— and nude. Naturally we had to stop and break out our cameras.
The beach was a little crowded.
But everyone seemed happy. Some were even cuddling up.
Can it get any better.
Maybe. Few things are more pleasurable that scratching an itch.
Ah, that feels soooo good!
Of course it’s kind of hard to beat taking a dirt bath…
Especially if it is a full body bath!
Maybe a nice long nap in the sun. Yawn! Catching fish is such hard work.
You know how it is when someone else yawns. Are my tonsils pretty?
Speaking of pretty, here I am. How can anyone resist my dark brown eyes and gorgeous whiskers? Most girls would die to have whiskers like mine.
Check me out!
What do you mean this is a nude beach for elephant seals only! (Do we have trouble in Paradise?)
Like here we are all sleeping and someone starts stretching while challenging us to touch our toes and lecturing us on the value of exercise.
And then there is this lady who is disturbing us all by screaming, and screaming, and screaming…
Like what is her problem? Wait could it be? Is it possible? Is she having a baby? All is forgiven. (Well, possibly the elephant seal she is having a baby on might have a problem.)
We can relax again.
And go back to sleep.
But who can resist passing on a good joke. Have you heard the one about an elephant seal, a Christmas seal and a basset hound walking into a bar?
Bye, bye. Thanks for wandering through time and place with Curt and Peggy.
NEXT POSTS: On Friday, we will visit Ghost Ranch in New Mexico to wrap up the Georgia O’Keeffe series. On Monday we will start a new one as we look into the strange eyes of shamans and check out other petroglyphs.
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28 thoughts on “When Elephant Seals Tell Jokes: The Wednesday Photo Essay”
Curt, great photos and loved your captions.
Thanks, Ray. I was thinking we could all use a little humor and the seals were a natural. 🙂 –Curt
Well, they certainly shouldn’t go on the stage but they could market major relaxation classes! Lovely beings.
They’ve got that relaxation bit down to a T. 🙂 –Curt
Didn’t you do a post on these seals, Cindy? And thanks. –Curt
Curt, these are adorable and your comments below the photos have me laughing out loud!😀 To pictures like these, you just have to add the commentary! Also, reckon there wasn’t much room on the beach for you and Peggy! 😀
I figured we could all use a few laughs, Annika. 🙂 And the seals did lend themselves to it. Such characters. And no, there wasn’t much room for us. And you certainly wouldn’t want to risk having one of them roll over on you! Thanks! –Curt
They really do have the cutest faces, don’t they?!
Pure character, G. They were naturals. –Curt
Thanks for the laugh 🤣
My pleasure, Arati. As I put the post together, I was laughing right along with you. –Curt
Wonderful photos. Great captions too.
Thanks Peggy. Glad you enjoyed the photos and the captions. I enjoyed putting them together. And we can all use a good laugh. –Curt
Ha! The captions for these photos! That seal on the right looks like he thought it was VERY funny!
The whole scene was classic for interpretation, MB. 🙂 Whether the seals were on the same page I was or not. They just looked like characters. And there was no doubt that they were enjoying their beach time. –Curt
What a great series of photos. I especially enjoyed the ones cuddling up — that’s cute beyond words, although the words of your captions did increase the cuteness factor a bit.
Thanks, Linda. It was fun for me to revisit the photos and play a bit. I even saw things I didn’t notice on the first round, like the pup being born! –Curt
They all look so relaxed that I actually yawned looking at your photos, ha ha! I mean that in the nicest way, Curt. 🙂 Thanks for taking us all to the beach to lounge around.
If it got a yawn out of you, I’m not surprised. I used to yawn when my dog yawned, Kelly, and those seals were really going at it! 🙂 Thanks. Appreciated! –Curt
They are so funny!! With the snow and winds we have these days in Toronto, I can definitely relate with your seals🙂🙂🙂
Laughing. I think most of us can relate to the seals in one way or the other. But a warm beach will be particularly attractive to those still bogged down in winter! Thanks, Christie. –Curt
Put a smile on my face and a laugh in my belly! Great way to start the day!
Then, it achieved it’s purpose! 🙂 Thanks, Tash. –Curt
I give this one my seal of approval. (But I have to admit, my memory of walking around in a seal rookery, beyond the big bodies, noise, and seal jokes, is of fetid fish breath…)
🙂 🙂 🙂
These animals are sooo lovely!
It was fun picking out the seals and then coming up with the captions. And they are lovely! Thanks. –Curt