Monterey Oceanside Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Clean and comfortable
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After some early morning complimentary coffee and reading in the library, we abandoned our mansion in the desert for the sea. We drove down the famous Cannery Row, no longer known for canning sardines or the antics of characters in a Steinbeck story, but full of tourist shops and restaurants. We parked the car and saddled up for the long wait …
... was the Monterey Bay aquarium. I hesitated about going, but the aquarium does amazing work with both injured animals and promoting environmental awareness. In fact, one of my favourite exhibits was artwork by artists who use recycled materials to create their art. The kids loved the touch tanks. Jack loved all the buttons he could push. We also enjoyed the Jellies exhibit - always reminds me of my sting in Florida many years ago. The drive home ...
... sea Whales close into the shore line making it a perfect spot for Kayak Whale spotting, if you're feeling brave enough. We stopped off as a pod of whales dived for food and surfaced. The kayakers got a shock as one whale surfaced right under them - they managed to stay upright, just. We spent a while circling, enjoying the sight of these unfathomably big creatures.
We headed further out into the ocean in search of more Hump ...
... for us for the tour and he was - although he had the wrong name, we knew it was us.
We said our goodbyes to Mary and George and got on the mini van where there was another Aussie couple on board as well as a couple from Chicago. Next stop we picked up a French lady and her son and after that, another couple from the UK - all up 10 in the mini van.
Our driver and guide was Mike, from Best ...
... The boat rolls from side to side ever so slightly. The only sound is the gentle hiss of the water sliding by the hull. All the while you are being transported from one place to another as if by magic. It's days like this that sailors live for.
Monterey Harbor is a snug little spot. It is created by two curving breakwaters. They're like two great arms curving around and protecting all the boats within their reach. ...