La Quinta Inn Monterey
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... Bay Aquarium. We made it through the whole place plus had a behind-the-scenes tour of where and how they rehabilitate sea otters. Very fun. Random fact of the day: sea otters' fur has 1000 hairs per square inch. The aquarium is well worth the visit!
This is a day that is truly better expressed with pictures than words. Enjoy!
... giant pacific octopus and the weird and wonderful creatures in the rocky shore exhibit.
Next we joined a jellies tour - an insightful front of and behind the scenes look at jellies, their physiology, lives and how the Aquarium rears and displays them. We went behind the scenes to see how the jellies are reared and how they are sustained in the big jelly tanks. The tour even finished with a feel of some of the specimens being reared!
After a brief respite ...
... they were moving another display ship along the same pier and it wasn’t safe to have visitors walking along the pier. Rats!
So we decided to walk a couple blocks to a different cable car line than we’d ridden yesterday. It took them 45 minutes to send out the 4 cable cars that were already sitting there. I guess they only send them out one every 15 minutes. We rode the car up to the top of Russian Hill, then we got out at Lombard St., the ...
... afternoon, Once past Big Sur the fog cleared and we were treated to some spectacular scenery which at times was from dizzyingly high lookouts.
Had a quick look around Carmel By-the-sea. It is a lovely genteel sort of town, Was delighted to find a Frank Lloyd Wright house on Scenic Drive Carmel point. Looks like a ship sailing into the ocean. The bay windows must get great views. There were also many other interesting houses in the area, ...
... the chilling sea air directed us back into the warmth of our car.
Driving further along, we continued our journey along the magnificent scenic route. Amidst mountains and mist lay cliffs towering over brilliantly two-toned seas, their pearly white waves crashing rhythmically upon the shore. My descriptions do not do the scenery justice, so I will allow the pictures below to do the rest. Along the route were many ancient arch ...