Our second day of our expedition was beyond a success. We had the opportunity to view brown pelicans in their largest nesting colony in the United States, Brandt’s cormorants perched upon the north side cliffs and western gulls in great abundance throughout the island. As we approached the most eastern end of Anacapa, we found a 40-foot rock arch with adolescent California sea lions in the water below. In the afternoon, we had a chance to hike on Santa Cruz Island or kayak through the sea caves surrounding the outcropping. The day was truly an unforgettable experience and a great start to our journey.