AMAZING Monterey Bay, Sea Lions, and my Deep Love of the Ocean!

When traveling in Monterey Bay, California there are three things that you MUST do. Whale Watching, of course, is number one! Two is kayaking in the bay! Third is a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. On my October trip I went kayaking in the bay for the first time, and I cannot wait to do it again. I saw sea lions and otters, but sadly, no whales on kayak. Next time! Thank you to Monterey Bay Whale Watch for a wonderful trip!

Monterey Bay, deep love of ocean, ocean, sea lions

An incredible shot by Jodi Frediani of a White Sided Pacific Dolphin. There were many of them, all around our boat. We went with Monterey Bay Whale Watch. You can see incredible photos on their Facebook Page!

Monterey Bay, deep love of ocean, ocean, sea lions

More Pacific White Sided Dolphins. Photo credit Jodi Frediani.

Monterey Bay, deep love of ocean, ocean, sea lions

Alas, my photos are not quite up to snuff, but we were surrounded by Risso dolphins! They are the largest of animals called “dolphin”.

Monterey Bay, deep love of ocean, ocean, sea lions

 

Monterey Bay, deep love of ocean, ocean, sea lions

Sea Lions everywhere in the Marina!

Monterey Bay, deep love of ocean, ocean, sea lions

Another incredible photo by Jodi Frediani of Monterey Bay Whale Watch. What could be more precious than these adorable sea otters?

 

 

 

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

Headed out of the harbour

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

Although blurry, I have to post this quick shot of a Sperm Whale’s fluke! They are rarely sighted, and appeared to be hunting squid for almost 3 weeks in the Bay. A very exciting sighting!

 

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

Sperm Whale!

 

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

A momma and baby Humpback. Photo from Monterey Bay Whale Watch on Facebook. @gowhales.

Monterey Bay, deep love of ocean, ocean, sea lions

The Whale Watching Trip was great, we both went.

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

Kayaking the Bay brought me face to face with some interesting personalities!

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

The rocks were full of barking sea lions! I did take a movie but the motion of the boat would make you ill to watch it!

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

Here they are, just floating around!

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

A little float time on their backs with friends.

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

I do love to kayak, especially when there are fun otters in the water!

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

My friend Jill loves to kayak with critters, too!

Monterey Bay, deep love of ocean, ocean, sea lions

How I love their cute faces and whiskers!!!

Monterey Bay, Travel California, Travels with Tam

Don’t forget to kayak Monterey Bay, it is fantastic!

 

 

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I am an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, amateur historian; interested in all people and cultures. For me, the unexpected is usually the norm! My motto? I am an Empty Nester who likes to Renew, Revamp, and Reinvent Life!
Contact me at travelswithtam@gmail.com

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