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Published: June 24th 2017
Geo: 36.5976, -121.897
Flight to Oakland just fine, get our rent car and head to
Monterey area. Spent our first night in AirBnB nearby, had nice
evening and were on the road early the next day. Got to Veteran's
Memorial early and our favorite campsite was available and we set up and
then went shopping and checking things out in town.
Veteran's Memorial Park is a great asset for the budget minded camper.
You can only camp for three days at a time but can return after a day
elsewhere. There is a deduction on the cost of the campsite for
seniors! There are showers and lockers for people that are camping
with a vehicle. Nice playground and place where people play fetch with
their dogs as well. Behind the shower and toilet area are two nice
sinks with great hot water for washing up your dishes as well as fixing
your morning coffee if it is raining!
Decided to rent bicycles from Adventure Rental and check things out on the hike
and bike path that winds through along the bay. The seals were pupping
and we got to watch the seals for awhile and found a poor little orphan
that was being rejected
by the other mother seals. The volunteers told
us after the seals move off, the orphan would probably be rescued and
taken to a recovery area near Sausalito. Had a very nice ride and the
weather held while we were riding.
While we were in Monterey, theweather was cool and there were off and on rain showers but we were able to enjoy ourselves in spite of the rain. During our first night,
we did have 40+ mph winds that caused the sides of the tent to bend down
on our head!
The next morning we went to Breakwater Cove where
we got to see mother otters and their young very close to the walkway.
The Brandts Commorants were also breeding there and had brilliant blue
Because of the rain in the evening, we sat in our car and
enjoyed a glass of wine and watched the antics of the deer that come and
visit the park in the evening.
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