Miles today 128 Total 20,788
We both woke at about 6.30am, and Ray went outside to work on the bike, just to make sure all the spokes were still in place. Me, I was able to turn over and grab another couple of hours of sleep. We packed up and headed into Monterey itself.
|Fabulous little street in Monterey|
We went to Fisherman's wharf and on Bear's recommendation we went to the Aquarium. What a fantastic place. It was super educational, but also had a huge variety of sea life, and was inside in the aquarium, and out on the coast. We absolutely loved it and saw the fabulous sea otters and harbour seals outside, and the rest I'll leave to the photo's.
|Cute little fellow enjoying a fresh crab lunch!|
|Pink wormy thing that lives deep in the mud of the bay.|
|These are yolk jelly fish, very weird|
The only thing missing was the seahorse collection, I didn't fully catch what was said, but it has been moved elsewhere at the moment, I don't know if that is a permanent thing.
If you do nothing else in Monterey, you would not be disappointed. We stopped for lunch in The Coopers Pub. Apart from being full of British tourists, which we didn't appreciate at first, it serves great food and is near the Aquarium.
Our next stop was San Francisco, it was a 120 mile hike and unfortunately we arrived in town at rush hour. We spent a bit of time driving around town and spotting places we had been with my Mum, several years earlier.
|More traffic on the pier coastal road|
|The Bay bridge|
|Traffic and tram wires.|
We wandered down to the pier and could hear the seals out on the pontoons. We couldn't see too much as it was dark, but Mum, I will get the photo's for you tomorrow. We had a great meal at Bubba Gumps and then retired.
|Brings new meaning to dinner by candle light. So romantic.|
Oh I completely forgot, my husband spent a fortune on another new camera and some lenses, actually he got quite a good deal, but for the next few weeks I shall constantly remind him of my up and coming shoe budget!!!!!!