This first batch of photos is limited to the town of Pacific Grove, California...just on the outskirts of Monterey. "P.G." is where I stayed for the week...lots to see within walking distance.
I got a few good shots out of the window of my plane. On the left...some nice coastal views north of Los Angeles. I thought it would be clear and sunny where I was headed. But on the right, you can see the cloud-cover that was to block out most of the sunshine the whole time I was there.
Here's my smiling face as I pull out of the San Jose airport in my rental car...windows down, radio up, jammin' to some Peter Gabriel's "Sledge Hammer". On the right...my first moments on the beach...gray, overcast skies, a hat and jacket required. (But I'm smiling on the inside!)
This is the Point Pinos Lighthouse, and a golf course, just down the road from my hotel...
Next up...several photos of the wonderful rock formations along the beaches of "P.G.".
Much of the coastal area of Pacific Grove is protected by the state...you can see a bit of the wildlife below.
Lots of Seals and Marine Birds!