Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008: 17-Mile Monterey-Caramel Drive

The visit at the aquarium inspired us to stop at one of the rocky beaches and explore its tide pools. It was not as exciting as I hoped for, though we did see lots of crabs, green anemones, several fish and even a beautiful small red starfish.

Afterwards, we decided to go for a 17-Mile Monterey-Caramel Drive. It is supposed to be one of the most beautiful road stretches along the Californian coast. Well, I strongly disagree with this statement. We definitely saw many way more beautiful places during our trip, which were also less touristy and did not have an entrance fee...

Few photos from the drive:

Bird rock is home to many seals, sea lions, as well as several different species of shorebirds:

The Lone Cypress, the most famous landmark of the 17-Mile Drive: