Municipal Wharf #2 – Monterey, California #1

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Morgan Hill, California.

My eye surgeon at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California wants me back for a six-month post-operation examination of my cataract surgery. My appointment is scheduled for April 21st. Palo Alto is only about 40 miles from my current location. I’ll sit here until the 21st when I’ll drive the Bronco to Palo Alto. I expect to arrive at Mary’s home in Murphys, California on either April 22 or 23.

Recently I spent several days in Monterey…an area rich in beautiful scenery and history. A bonanza for a travel blogger! I ended up with 17 blog titles and 628 photos which I’ll present over the roughly next six weeks. This works well for me because I’ll be in an “idle period” during that time. Currently I’m sitting here in Morgan Hill (I’ve been here a number of times in the past) awaiting my VA hospital appointment. Then off to Mary’s home for about four weeks during which time I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and cleaning. On about May 21, Mary and I are planning to head-out for Yellowstone National Park (and other destinations) in Wyoming. Till then, enjoy Monterey!

Today’s subject – Municipal Wharf #2, (aka Commercial Wharf)…

Municipal Wharf II was constructed in 1926 at a cost of $262,000. After World War II, the sardine population in Monterey Bay collapsed.

It is the eastern most structure in Monterey Harbor. Facilities located on Wharf II include five wholesale fish companies, a commercial abalone farm, public restrooms, snack bar, restaurants, boat hoist and the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club.

It’s 1,000 feet long. A 700-foot fishing promenade extends out from Wharf II and covers the protective sea wall on the East side of the Marina. Anglers may fish from the East side of the wharf. A fishing license is not required for sport fishing from a public pier or wharf in California. No fishing is allowed around the commercial facilities and in the marina for safety reasons.

To the East of Wharf II is Del Monte Beach. Kayaks may be rented and launched from the beach.

In the below Google Earth image Old Fisherman’s Wharf is on the left and Municipal Wharf #2, aka Commercial Wharf, is the longer one on the right…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

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I arrived here about 10 AM on a Sunday Morning. This is the view from the middle of the road looking towards the water…

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I begin my outbound walk on the boardwalk on the right side of the wharf…

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A look at Del Monte Beach…

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There’s still a little morning fog over the water…

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Sunday morning kyackers..

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Looking back a little…

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A dad is teaching his children how to surf…

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Lots of harbor seals around…

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I was surprised to see how clean the water is…

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Some fishermen try their luck…

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Heading further out…

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A look towards the outer water…

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The seafood places were not open on a Sunday…

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Looking towards the end of the wharf…

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More Municipal Wharf #2 photos tomorrow…

Here’s the Municipal Wharf #2 information link…http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM4JQ9_Municipal_Wharf_2_New_Fishermans_Wharf_Monterey_California

Of course, I took many photos of the harbor. Those photos will be seen in a blog posting with that title soon.

Tomorrow we will continue with more of the beautiful scenery and history that is part of Monterey, California!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 63 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with scattered thunderstorms and 59 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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