Saturday, June 23, 2012


Jen and I slipped away today for a quick weekend trip to Monterey. We arrived at noon, checked in early, and quickly left for a ride. We rode to the wharf and had some chowder in a bread bowl before heading south on the bike trail. Out in the bay we saw a cruise ship, something we had never seen before.

I couldn't make out the name, so I used the camera to zoom in.

After a little research I learned that The World is apparently the world's largest private yacht. You can live on it if you want, although it's a bit pricey. Fill out an application on the web site if you're interested in that sort of thing.

We continued on the bike trail, an experience not completely unlike a real-life game of Frogger. Brain dead tourists walking five across, weaving newbies on rental bikes, dogs, joggers and racing roadies all make for an interesting experience. Still, the scenery is worth it.

At the end of the trail we continued on Ocean View Blvd. The traffic was light and traveling slow, with a wide bike lane. Riding along the ocean was cool.

Then it was on to Sunset Drive with the same great views.

And the same on 17 Mile Drive.

On the way back we witnessed this surfer being eaten by a shark.

Tragic and unfortunate, but it's the natural order of things. Sharks need to eat, too.

His buddies were bummed out.

We ended up with a little over 20 miles. After a shower we headed to the Cannery Row Brewing Company, which I learned doesn't actually brew beer. Seriously? On the plus side they had a bunch of beer selections. Unfortunately the food was just OK.

That's it for now.


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