The Roving Rowes


The Monterey Bay Area

The beautiful Monterey Bay lies along the Pacific Coast south of the San Francisco Bay. The many coastal towns of varying sizes have many interesting things to offer visitors. We could not see them all, of course, but we got to a few and captured some photos to share of them. We will be back later with more.



Carmel Bay (small)

Carmel lies just over the hill and around the bend on US 101 from Monterey. A beautiful town tucked next to the ocean, it offers much to see. Our first short excursion took us to the southern end along the coast where the Carmel River empties into Carmel Bay.

Santa Cruz City Band (small)

Up the road lies Santa Cruz and a group of musicians called the Santa Cruz City Band. We were introduced to this ensemble a little over a year ago when we got to sit in with them at a rehearsal. We returned to see how the group was doing, sat in on rehearsal again, and this time got to join them for a concert.

Point Lobos entrance sign (small)

Following the recommendation of some friends, we took another excursion down Hwy. 1 to Point Lobos State Reserve which is just south of Carmel.

Cannery Row (small)

One afternoon we took a couple of hours and walked around Monterey's Cannery Row a bit.

Lighthouse Field State Beach sign (small)

The next afternoon we cruised over to Santa Cruz, went down the the beach near the wharf, and started at Lighthouse Field State Beach

Pacific Grove sign (small)

Yvonne received temporary employment in Pacific Grove, the wintering grounds for Monarch butterflies. We visited the Monarch Grove Sanctuary to see them.

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