We just got back from a trip to Monterey. We had great weather, cool but sunny. Even with a stop in Santa Cruz at Natural Bridges State Beach/Park, we were able to be in Monterey by 2:00 p.m. We walked down to the wharf and back, an easy stroll from where we were staying.
|Natural Bridges State Beach - Santa Cruz, Califronia|
|The shorebirds did such a nice job of posing|
|Looking down from the wharf area in Monterey, California|
The next day we headed over to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We hadn't been there in probably 25 years. Since we were last there, a whole new wing had been added. The whole aquarium was amazing but we especially enjoyed the jellies and the seahorses. Inspiration abounds in an aquarium.
|Just one of many beautiful sea animals|
|The colors alone scream "quilt"|
|This is a seahorse that camouflages itself to look like seaweed.|
On the way home we took a short detour through San Juan Batista. It is a quaint little town and is home to one of the California Missions. Once upon a time, I thought that a neat goal would be to visit all the California Missions. I figure that I've seen more than half of them but not all of them. Again, we had lovely sunshine.....perfect for pictures.
|Classic picture of a California Mission|