We spent the last few days just north of Monterey, at the Marina Dunes RV Park. The park is small and next to Hwy 101, so we had a bit of road noise, but the location was great. It was across the street from a beautiful beach and only 10 minutes from Monterey and Carmel.
We enjoyed walking across the street, sitting on the beach and catching a beautiful sunset.
The Monterey Aquarium had been on my bucket list for quite some time, as numerous people have recommended it. I’m glad I finally took the time to visit it, as it is fabulous. Our first stop was the fish feeding show.
Our favorite exhibit was the Jellyfish.
After visiting the Aquarium we strolled through Cannery Row, where we came upon the monument below. Author John Steinbeck is at the top of the rock, with friend and marine biologist Ed Ricketts toward the bottom. The other individuals represent those who once worked in the bustling canning industry on the row.
We then stopped by the Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove. This lighthouse has been active since 1855.
In the evening we made our way to Carmel Beach for sunset.
Once the sun set we walked up the street and had a romantic dinner at Carmel Bouchee. We had visited this restaurant 6 years ago, shortly after we became engaged.
We were fortunate to have one day where there was little wind and clear skies. We took advantage of it and spent the day traveling along Hwy 1 from Carmel to McWay Falls, in the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Here are some pictures I captured along our way.
We are now on our way to Yosemite National Park. Unfortunately, it looks like we might get a lot of rain during our stay. More on that later……