Some highlights included visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium (they were housing a juvenile Great White on our last visit a few years ago....no such luck this time but the Tentacles exhibit was not to be missed), a hike around Point Lobos (the Crown Jewel of the California State Park System full of seals, otters, and a pair of gray whales spotted just off the coast), and a Whale Watch (I'm spoiled after our Hawaii Humpback encounter....plus you can't spit in the Monterey Marine Sanctuary without hitting a whale....in this instance a few Humpbacks...was hoping for a few Orcas but we're sorta in between seasons),
Plus lots of wine, walks, and delicious food!
|Clockwise: Gorgeous walk to dinner (photo 1 & 2), Kelp forest at Point Lobos, playful rescue otter at the Aquarium|
|Clockwise: A windy selfie on our whale watch, tail spotted, Point Lobos tide pools, glimpse of China Cove at Point Lobos|
|Seals relaxing at Point Lobos, Jellies at the Aquarium, MORE seals, coastline of Point Lobos|