ventured south on the coast to see some magic. kayaking within paddles reach of playful sea otters, harbor seals, pelicans and loud sea lions. artichoke feast in the artichoke capital. a quiet hike on carpets of clover and ferns. ocean cliffs and whale spouts. sing-a-longs and quinoa tofu dinners tucked in a cabin in the forest by the sea. warm happy hour sunset with quite a view. and a beautiful beach hike well earned by a wintry river crossing.