For those wishing to make a one tank day trip, from Sacramento, an interesting destination along the Central California coast, provides an underwater Fantasyland, not usually seen unless allowed to break surface.
My family has made several trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. And, even to my old jaded eyes, the wonder of all things great and small, dwelling in a watery environment creates special delight! There are Sea Otters, Jelly Fish, Sharks, Sea Horses, Anemones, Star Fish and Bat Rays.
Imagine for a minute, that you are standing with the group of people in front of that giant glass enclosure, looking at the multiple thousands of anchovies swimming swiftly in a school. Out of nowhere arrives a big shark at lightning speed right at them. The school creates a large hole in its midst as the shark swims through. We are only left to ponder how many anchovies were part of the shark’s dinner. Alas, I missed the shot!
If you can allow more than a day, the Monterey Peninsula offers many wondrous sights and adventures. In addition to the Monterey Aquarium, they include Fisherman’s Wharf, Carmel Mission, The Beautiful 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Pacific House, just to name a few.
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