Even though we have been living in a boat, on the water, for three months now, it was only here in Monterey that we finally managed to go the beach.
Don’t get me wrong, there were beaches along the way. Beautiful ones. But some were full with rocks and/or kelp, in other cases the weather didn’t cooperate. Besides, the water was just too cold … it just didn’t happen.
This all changed last weekend when we were biking along Monterey’s waterfront and found this beach a few miles from the marina. It was a warm, sunny day, and the beach was half full with tourists on the sand and surfers in the water. We were not prepared to stay in it right there and then, but made sure we would come back as soon as conditions permitted.
A few days later we made it. Properly packed for the day, including our brand-new foldable beach chairs, off we went to spend our first “day on the beach” of this voyage.
We enjoyed our day-on-the-beach so much that we went for a second round. This time the weather wasn’t so warm, but we still had a good time.
We also saw a wedding on the beach, watched a variety of sea birds, and had seagulls steal a pack of doritos from inside our bag – twice (the first time we were able to get it back. The second time, the seagulls outsmarted us).
Eventually the skies got well overcast, in anticipation of a cold front approaching. It was time to pack and get back home:
A series of cold fronts has been parading across the Pacific and started hitting this portion of the coast yesterday (wednesday), with wet weather expected to last at least until early next week – meaning we still have a couple more days left in Monterey. Good thing we are enjoying it here.
Have a nice end of the week!