Sea Otter in Santa Cruz

Looks like he’s got an abalone or big clam on his belly. They use rocks to crack open shells. I had a friend in high school, Mike Barnato, a swimmer, who said he wanted to be reincarnated as a sea otter.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Sea Otter in Santa Cruz

  1. Anonymous says:

    awe…too adorable…

  2. Sea otters are definitely adorable! Some years ago, I watched a mother sea otter floating on her back in the surf off Big Sur. Her pup was playing a game which consisted of jumping off mom, swimming round her, then climbing back on. Really cute!

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