Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey
A quick trip to northern California to visit my grandparents allowed us to take a day in Monterey. After otter-spotting in the kelp beds, nothing beats a great meal on Fisherman’s Wharf overlooking the marina. The boats were swaying gently on what looked like an expanse of jet-black molten glass. Hints of color revealed the waters were filled with hundreds of tentacled jellyfish. In the distance, barking sea lionsÂ splashed into the water. Phenomenal.
While taking in the scene from Isabella’s bay windows and finishing off my decadent piece of fried cheesecake (yikes!), I happened to notice movement from the wharf below. Something was peeking out at me from between the planks.
We left the restaurant to take a closer look, and much to our surprise, we discovered twin baby raccoons combing the wharf for their next meal. Otters, jellyfish, sea lions, and raccoons – who needs a safari when you can have a night out in Monterey instead.