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... 40 years ago. Ha ha! We drove over to the Cannery Row area (famous for their sardines, Winnie) and then walked back along the bay for a half hour stopping a few times for photos, and then back. Good exercise finally, and no trouble getting enough air! A nice bay, with a big marina full of sailboats and power boats and a busy, working fisherman’s wharf area, with lots of tourist restaurants. Went to Safeway to stock up on ...
... at Monterrey at 1. Room not ready so head down to wharf for mooch. Lovely place and nice buzz. Watch seals lazing around and then lunch with best chowder so far with nice glass of wine. Then the highlight of the day. Book glass bottomed boat trip which is a short tour where you hope to see seals and sea otters. However, we saw 2 hump back whales which is really unusual for ...
... onto the sea otter tour. These amazing animals are a keystone species meaning that the whole habitat, in this case the kelp forests, depend on them. The sea otters are the main predator of sea urchins that attach to the base of the kelp and eat through their trunks detaching them from the sea bed. We got fascinating explanation of their lives and went to see the otter rescue facilities where abandoned baby sea otters are adopted by the resident aquarium otter females, ...
... street you see in some San Francisco movies. We took pictures, then walked on down the street (emphasis on DOWN). By now, Dan had to go get the car and move it to a pay lot, but while he did that, I walked to the Boudin’s (sourdough bakers) museum and demonstration room. I learned a bit about baking sourdough!
Dan and I met up at Pier 39 and had lunch at the Crab House, fish and chips, very good! Now it was time to go to the Exploritorium, a ...
... kilometres away. Rossi took a longer walk over the north (double) crater which inside is more like a
carbuncle than a boil.
The land here is so porous the rain and snowmelt sinks to the slate layer a hundred feet below and the ground and then travels a couple of hundred kilometres where it cascades out of the sides of the Snake River Canyon which we saw a week later.