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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Monterey Escape

Paul and I took a long weekend and headed a few hours South to Monterey. Aside from being simply gorgeous coast, the weather was clear (typically foggy and windy), and Paul and I had a much needed weekend away.

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

4 comments:

  1. gorgeous pics!! sounds like a lovely trip

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  2. that looks like an amazing way to spend a weekend!

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  3. I love going down there. I want to try to get a lighthouse tour one of these trips.

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  4. I'm dying to go whale watching. Looks like such a fun trip!

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