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…

MW

Incoming fishing boat…

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Outgoing fishing boat…

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Nearing anchorage…

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The bigger fishing boat gets Sunday as a day off…

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A sea otter enjoys Sunday morning…

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Another day-off fishing boat…

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Looking back towards the marina…

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Fishing gear…

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Looking back towards the head of the wharf…

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A view of a loading net…

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And the fish pushcarts…

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Waiting for Monday morning opening…

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Where is everyone?…

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Harbor Seals play on rubber boat bumper…

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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 64 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 69 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…

MH

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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…

MW

Approaching the end of the wharf…

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Seagulls can sure make a mess…

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Seagulls abound here…

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Been around a while looks like…

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I hope you like sea-lion photos…

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Because more follow…

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Husband and wife (?)…

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Are you looking a me?…

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How’s my profile look?…

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Just hanging out…

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What a pretty day!…

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Life is good!…

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Social networking…

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One of the fishing boats…

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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 with rain/showers and 59 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 64 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…

MH

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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…

MW

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…

MH

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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 – Old Fisherman’s Wharf #2…

Before you begin the photos, you may want to read the Wikipedia information by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisherman%27s_Wharf,_Monterey,_California

I have elected to begin my Monterey series with the most popular tourist spot in Monterey. In the below Google Earth image it is the shorter wharf on the left…

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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Looking back towards the head of the wharf…

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Another upscale tourist shop…

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Eating is a big activity on the wharf. Hope you are hungry…

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You are enticed to come inside by samples outside…

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There are likely more eating places than any other kind of place on the wharf…

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Come on in…

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How about a lollipop…

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A really big colorful one…

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Here is where they are…

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How about a beautiful pewter(?) figurine…

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If you need to find something, look here…

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The wharf as seen from upstairs of the Old Custom House which you will get to see soon…

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And finally my $8.95 bowl of clam chowder at Crabby Jim’s? A bit pricey…but good. With a name like that, how could I eat anywhere else?…

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Here’s the Old Fisherman’s Wharf website link…http://www.montereywharf.com/

Of course, I took many photos of the harbor. Those photos will be seen in a blog posting with that title soon. Today concludes the Old Fisherman’s Wharf photos.

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 with a few showers and 63 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 63 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…

MH

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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 – Old Fisherman’s Wharf…

Before you begin the photos, you may want to read the Wikipedia information by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisherman%27s_Wharf,_Monterey,_California

I have elected to begin my Monterey series with the most popular tourist spot in Monterey. In the below Google Earth image it is the shorter wharf on the left…

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…

1

A sign at the head of the wharf tells of its history…

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Looking down the wharf…

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As might be expected, there are a lot of seagulls in the vicinity…

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And some tourist shops…

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And some eating places…

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Here’s another…

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And another…

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Take a fishing trip…

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A look at the backside of one of the buildings…

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The end of the wharf is on the left…

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At the end of the wharf is a large restaurant with stairs that lead up to a viewing deck…

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At the end of the wharf, I look down upon a seagull’s roost…

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Here’s the Old Fisherman’s Wharf website link…http://www.montereywharf.com/

Of course, I took many photos of the harbor. Those photos will be seen in a blog posting with that title soon. Old Fisherman’s Wharf installment #2 tomorrow.

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

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 78 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with a few showers and 63 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…

MH

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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 a planning to head-out for Yellowstone National Park (and other destinations) in Wyoming. Till then, enjoy Monterey!

A first look at Monterey…

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…

Monterey is located 120 miles south of San Francisco…

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During the next several weeks I’m going to present a detailed look at some of the rich scenery and history of Monterey, California. So, as I begin, I thought I’d prepare you like I prepare myself. Whenever I’m planing to visit an area an area I’ve not visited before, I like to study a little bit of the history of the area before I arrive. I find this exercise beneficial because once I’m seeing the sights there…I find my pre-education greatly enhances my enjoyment of the places I visit in a particular area.

I want you to enjoy as much as possible our next several weeks in Monterey…so I hope you will click the following link to get the brief history of Monterey before I begin our tour of Monterey tomorrow…http://www.monterey.org/museums/Monterey-History

Since this is our first look at Monterey, I thought I’d show a first I encountered in Monterey.

He has claimed a spot across from the entrance to the Old Fisherman’s Wharf and I’m calling him the world’s first honest panhandler(?)…

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I went by this location twice during my visit and there he was. I’m guessing that’s his regular spot…kind of like going to a job everyday. The only difference is that if he drank too much beer the previous evening is that he does not have to call the boss saying he will not be at work today.  :)

It’s obvious he is looking directly at me while I took his photo. What does the grin on his face say to you? What’s your opinion…is honesty the best policy?

While I saw several people putting a donation in the bucket, his act did not work for me. Had he been asking for a donation for food I would have helped him with a donation. For beer, I passed him by.

Tomorrow we start to see the beautiful scenery and history that is part of Monterey, California!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 78 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny/cloudy and 63 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…

MH

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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.

I arrived here the day before yesterday for a 21 day stay. It has 298 campsites and is set on 66 acres about 30 minutes South of San Jose, California. Like most Thousand Trails facilities, it’s pretty and quiet. Here are some photos I took from my last visit here in 2011……

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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Speaking of my last visit here in 2011…here’s an interesting comparison…

California is currently in its fourth drought year and just yesterday the Governor ordered a mandatory 25% reduction in water use. Here’s the news article about the severity of the current drought…http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/California-drought-Jerry-Brown-orders-historic-6172986.php

When I was last here in 2011 we experienced FLOODING from all of the rain. You can read my blog posting of that event by clicking this link…http://wp.me/pDCku-1jv

This campground holds a particular sentiment for me as this is where I was staying in October of 2008 when I met my-now life-partner Mary on-line. It’s the second time I’ve been here since that time. This location is about 160 miles from Mary’s home in Murphys, California. For our first meeting we met for a five-hour brunch at a half-way point in Tracy, California. And like they say…”The rest is history!”

To read about this place, click this link…

https://www.1000trails.com/getaways/california/morganhill.asp

Beginning Tomorrow…I found gold in Monterey, California! 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 repairs and cleaning. On about May 21, Mary and I a planning to head-out for Yellowstone National Park (and other destinations) in Wyoming. Till then, enjoy Monterey!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 61 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 73 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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 55 miles from Monterey to Morgan Hill, California.

The trip began heading north on U.S. Highway 1…

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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Then on to California Highway 154…

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And finishing the trip on U.S. Highway 101 North…

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Approaching the entrance of Thousand Trails RV Resort…

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My parking spot…

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And finally, the usual dinette window photo…

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My eye surgeon at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California wants me back for a six-month post-operation examination. 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 HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 68 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 71 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…

MH

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

The motorhome is parked at Moose Lodge #876 in Del Rey Oaks near Monterey, California. I’ll depart from here later this morning.

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

I’m now in what I’m calling my “pacing mode”. Last October I had cataract surgery at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California. My surgeon wants me back in mid-April for a six-month post-operative eye examination. Palo Alto is only about 87 miles from my current location. So, in the meantime, I’ll “pace” my forward direction travels hoping stay in 65-75 degree temperatures all the while. My appointment is now set for April 21st.

Last Thursday while on my way to Del Rey Oaks I passed by Salinas, California. It’s the birthplace home of author John Steinbeck and the home of the National Steinbeck Center.

Anyone considering themselves a serious reader should have read at least one of Steinbeck’s books. I’ve read five…Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, Travels with Charley and one of my all-time favorites (and movie) The Grapes of Wrath where Steinbeck vividly reminds us that the “good old days” were not so good for a lot of folks.

I took a lot of photos there and since I prefer to tell my traveling stories with photos (remember a picture is worth a thousand words), I’ve decided to spread this story into five installments. Today is installment #5.

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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This concludes the National Steinbeck Center photos.

Here’s a Wikipedia link about the center…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Steinbeck_Center

Here’s the center’s website link…http://www.steinbeck.org/pages/about-the-center

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

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Attention Monterey Peninsula residents: The Gathering place (a refuge for unsheltered women) holds a gathering for homeless women every Tuesday at noon at Moose Club #876. The provide a hot meal, and other items such as clothing, toiletries, etc.. If you know a homeless woman who could benefit or you would care to donate such items or money, you may write to:

The Gathering Place

PO Box 601

Monterey, CA 93942

info@TheGatheringPlaceMonterey.org

or call 831-238-7794, ask for Mary Eileen Kinney.

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Yesterday was sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is /sunny and 68 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…

MO

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

The motorhome is parked at Moose Lodge #876 in Del Rey Oaks near Monterey, California.

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

I’m now in what I’m calling my “pacing mode”. Last October I had cataract surgery at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California. My surgeon wants me back in mid-April for a six-month post-operative eye examination. Palo Alto is only about 87 miles from my current location. So, in the meantime, I’ll “pace” my forward direction travels hoping stay in 65-75 degree temperatures all the while. My appointment is now set for April 21st.

Last Thursday while on my way to Del Rey Oaks I passed by Salinas, California. It’s the birthplace home of author John Steinbeck and the home of the National Steinbeck Center.

Anyone considering themselves a serious reader should have read at least one of Steinbeck’s books. I’ve read five…Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, Travels with Charley and one of my all-time favorites (and movie) The Grapes of Wrath where Steinbeck vividly reminds us that the “good old days” were not so good for a lot of folks.

I took a lot of photos there and since I prefer to tell my traveling stories with photos (remember a picture is worth a thousand words), I’ve decided to spread this story into five installments. Today is installment #4.

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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More tomorrow…

Here’s a Wikipedia link about the center…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Steinbeck_Center

Here’s the center’s website link…http://www.steinbeck.org/pages/about-the-center

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 62 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…

MO

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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