|Elephant seals on Big Sur|
After lunch at Bubba Gumps, we walked through the historic Canning Row, made famous by Steinbeck, where there was once a thriving sardine canning industry, until over-fishing and climate change caused its collapse. The industrial warehouses have been restored and reused as shops, in a sympathetic way. The world-famous Monterey Aquarium is housed in one of these old warehouses, and we spent a couple of hours wandering around it. Really enjoyed the layout of the aquarium, with massive tanks showing kelp forests, the deep sea conditions and fish, the deep sea, with sharks, turtles, sun fish to name a few. The tanks dedicated to seahorses and sea dragons, and jellyfish were fascinating. Would definitely go back again, and would love to take Lily there, when she's a little bit older. Great place.
|Monterey near Aquarium|