Some of the best whale watching in years has been going on just off the Cayucos Coast and one doesn’t even need a boat to see the spectacle. Several humpbacks, including a very curious and exuberant baby whale, have been hanging around feeding on schools of tiny baitfish drawing people to the Cayucos Pier. The whales have been delighting folks as they swim around the pier, surfacing so close that you can smell their stinky fish breath, as the spray drifts up to the pier deck. Social media has been swamped with photos including these shown here.
Photos by Neil Farrell