Lovers Point

Presented with the option of how to spend my birthday weekend, I told Samantha that I would like to spend the weekend in Monterey. She found us this great B&B in Pacific Grove located in the downtown area and just a few blocks from the ocean. The nice part of these late fall sunrises is …

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove is one of the most scenic towns on the California coast. Though I had been there a number of times in my life, I had never visited during the spring months until now. The entire coastline was lined with these purple flowers and carpeted with bright pink flowers. I definitely want to go …

What Type of Fish Are You?

Visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium has always been one of my favorite things to do in Monterey. I find the open seas exhibits to be of particular interest because it’s so mysterious. While visiting the aquarium recently, I started thinking about how there always seems to be an odd fish or two that strays from …

Feels Like Home

Point Pinos Lighthouse is located in one of the most scenic coastal areas in California but after getting the obvious photos out of the way, I like to explore the “smaller scenes” that give a place its character. On a side note, I once gave a girl a diary with a copy of Chantal Kreviazuk’s …

Free Fallin’

Last Wednesday I slept in. I’d gotten maybe six hours of sleep combined over the previous two nights. I don’t think I missed much because it was to be overcast again for the 2nd morning in a row. When I did arrive into Monterey by mid-morning there was some sunshine however. Since it looked good …

Steinbeck Country

(Written on Tuesday, July 10th.) This morning I woke up at the ungodly hour of 4:30 a.m. because I wanted to see if I could photograph fishermen unloading the day’s catch at the fish wholesale markets. It was still dark and drizzling when I got there. There were no fishermen in sight nor any active …

Monterey

I am in Monterey right now. I got here yesterday morning. I’ve photographed three missions, the Steinbeck Center, Fisherman’s Wharf, Point Lobos SR, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium since I’ve been here. My wireless router isn’t working on my laptop so I’m in the library right now while waiting for a phone call. I just …

Living the California Dream

A week from now I will be driving up to Monterey. The campgrounds at Morro Bay State Park and Samuel Taylor State Park are filled up for the summer (unless you are disabled) so I have to skip Morro Bay for this season since their motel rates are quite pricey during travel season. Morro Bay …