Friday, April 6, 2012

Submarines on the Central Coast?

Submarines on the Central Coast?

Are there submarines landing on our central coast? 

No, what you see is a monster Elephant seal taking in a bit of sun. The Elephant seals located just north of Cambria are a fascinating bunch to watch all year round. Their front room facing the beautiful Pacific is a gorgeous area to visit.

Which brings me to a great event coming up in September which supports the Friends of the Elephant Seals and many services they provide to our visitors: 

A Grand Ole Soupabration (click link to download event flyer)

An afternoon of artisanal soups, Central Coast boutique wine tastings, authors and art, while overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Plus olive and olive oil and artisanal vinegar tastings, cookie samples from Red Moose Cookies in Cambria, cheese tastings and more.

Central Coast chefs will compete and defend their titles for the best soups around, judged by celebrity judges, including celebrity Chef Dakota Weiss, recently featured on Top Chef as a contestant.

Have a private chat at an author's table, which will feature wine, sparkling cider and a fruit and cheese plate for just $10 plus the cost of the author's book.  Featured authors include David Helvarg (award winning author of 5 books about the marine environment), Mariane D. Wallace (award winning author/illustrator of children's nature books), and Sue McGinty (author of Central Coast mystery books).
Noted plein air artists, including Jeanette Wolff, will paint on site and offering the original work, plus photos of the work-in-progress, during a silent auction.

The event also includes, entertainment,  silent auction, raffles, and Elephant Seal Bingo.

Children under 10 & under, free.

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