Life In and On the Monterey Bay

Every year for the past several there has been some event (fire or drought lack of snow) in the immediate California area that causes travelers to need to re-route their trips. Guess where many many many of them come to visit?! You got it, Monterey Bay Area……there are so many people here I can barley ride the trail! In fact today they took me down along with a local a$$h*#e that ALWAYS walks right down the middle of the trail. I was trying to get around/through the crowds he goes left then right then stops right in front of me!! I hit him square in between his legs and down I went in front of about 50 people. Let’s just say I was more than a little upset but/and nothing broke or bleeding 😂😂 I do feel it in my left shoulder and neck now that I’m home along with some sensitive areas in my left hip.

Jack wasn’t with me as he has had a 48 hour bug and was still taking it easy at home so of course I called him right away to vent!! I’m better now and we can continue on the ride. However no more going south on weekends just north!!

This beautiful Bay is home to not only us humans but many sea creatures and they were all out and about playing on and in the water today.

JBoat races all the way out by Asilomar.


Sea Nettles have been back this week but they are at risk from the props here.


They are plentiful! Better than going to the Aquarium!


I wanted to get this one as he is purple rather than the gold color but he was under the dock and hard to get. If I do in the next day or so I’ll add it.


The Monterey Fire Dept was going out and the Coast Guard were coming back in. Busy day on the Bay.


Paddle Boarders out too.


Humpback Whales are here lunge feeding also. There were seven wale boats out there watching. They are just off the shore. That splash just to the right of the far left boat is the splash from a full breach.  I’m going to try and post a link for you to watch.


Bessie and I stoped to watch the whales at the top of Tioga. I had been in a bad mood after my fall but as I’m watching full breaching and thinking of the beautiful jellies and all the beauty around me I thought how can I be mad…..this is a good life as long as my bones don’t break when I fall!!


This hang glider had the best seat in town for whale watching. He just hung out there for the longest time. Hope he had a camera.


here’s the link……


Janet here of Jack and Janet in Seaside, CA. We just love to ride our bikes and share and read stories from other such afflicted souls.

11 response to "Life In and On the Monterey Bay"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: August 13, 2018

    We’ll, that’s a pretty traumatizing event. Glad you’re no worse off for the experience. Rammed him between the goalposts, you say?

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: August 13, 2018

    Happens to the best of us, doesn’t it. Glad you have no serious injuries.
    Tourists – in Munich they always walk down the middle of the bike paths, I think they mistake them for pedestrian walkways.
    Lovely pics of the jelly fish and thanks for the wonderful video!

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: August 13, 2018

      It is difficult to navigate one of the things that is scary are the tourist that haven’t ridden a bike in yrs by the looks of it and they are renting the new electric bikes and going really fast almost out of control on the trail at times!! I’m afraid somebody is going to get hurt!

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 13, 2018

    Sounds like everyone wants to live in Monterey, I can see why too. Do those jellyfish sting I wonder?

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: August 13, 2018

      Well they at least want to visit here! Seems they do sting but not usually harmful to humans. Humans here are always in wet suits as the water is so cold 55 degrees yr round up a few heading towards 60 as “we don’t have global warming”. Someone told me the other day that the temp of the water in San Diego was 70 last week that is unheard of for the west coast. You don’t lack for beautiful scenery yourself!!

  4. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 13, 2018

    Yikes! Glad you are pretty much OK!
    Northbound sounds like a better option for sure next time.
    Beautiful photos as always.

  5. By: gregblood Posted: August 13, 2018

    Ouch! Isn’t that your second crash this year? One more and you’ll catch up to me–but I truly hope you don’t.

    Ocean wildlife is so fascinating to me, I guess because it’s so foreign to me. Thanks for fighting off the injury and continuing on to take those cool photos.

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: August 16, 2018

      Yes….I had just healed those ribs! I’m hoping I’m done and this is all avoiding a big one!

  6. By: The Navigator Posted: August 14, 2018

    What beautiful pics – the sea nettles just exemplify the amazing beauty and intricacy of nature. So sorry to hear the tourists took you down but glad that you are okay. Poor etiquette on bike paths is one reason I don’t ride them much in heavily populated areas – especially with all the people with headphones in wandering down the middle of the path… Do the crowds taper off after Labor Day? I’ll be visiting CO in September and my good friend wants to take me stand-up paddleboarding – I’ve never done it before but I’m game! There could be some hilarious photos!

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: August 16, 2018

      They do taper some but you know the last couple of yrs it just seems like we never have a down season. When all the young families are gone starting in September the retired folks start their travels and September/October are our best months for weather it’s our true summer so they will be here! If it’s another dry winter like last yr it will not stop.

      Have fun in Colorado Post us some mountain photos….hope the guys get a mountain spring float.

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