John & Anne Wiley

2015/07/26

Moist Monterey

If there’s fog or low cloud anywhere along the coast North of Santa Barbara, you’ll generally find some of it around Monterey. In addition to the fluff we saw in the prior post here, the air over the whole peninsula was a close cousin of cloudy: hazy. So the dozens of pix we snapped there mostly didn’t come out well even though the views we enjoyed were spectacular. Still, here’s a look at Lucas Point, past Pacific Grove and out across the bay.

5444 Pacific Grove

5444 Pacific Grove

Turning the corner we passed this popular place with the particularly romantic name, where we once enjoyed a quiet picnic and stroll.

5429 Lover's Point

5429 Lover’s Point

Here’s a different perspective on about two-thirds of what’s probably the best known attraction with Monterey in the name: The Monterey Bay Aquarium.

5415 Monterey Bay Aquarium

5415 Monterey Bay Aquarium

It’s in the most glitzy and touristy part of what was once accurately named Cannery Row, with few reminders of the lineup of fish canning factories it had been.

5406 Cannery Row

5406 Cannery Row

Here’s a wide view from Cabrillo Point to the docks, and the mountains of Big Sur beyond.

5421 Docks to Cabrillo

5421 Docks to Cabrillo

Last for today, a look back past Seaside and Sand City to the Monterey Regional Airport (KMRY) where we’ve landed only once or twice but usually hear private jets talking to ATC as we pass. The friendly people in that control tower cleared us to make this luxurious transition along their scenic shores.

5359 Sand to MRY

5359 Sand to MRY

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