Saturday, October 27
Here's a link to this morning's activities in Big Sur:
After our tour of the Point Sur Light Station and our picnic on Garrapata Beach, we drove north to Pacific Grove. We wanted to visit the Point Pinos Lighthouse which was open that afternoon:
Point Pinos Lighthouse was built in 1855 and is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. The City of Pacific Grove and the Heritage Society have done a fantastic job of preserving and maintaining the building.
One of the lighthouse volunteers told us the butterfly migration had started so we headed there next. Since it was a warm afternoon, there were some Monarchs flying around and some in the trees, most had not arrived yet and the numbers were nothing like they would be in the winter.
We then drove over to Lover's Point Park and walked around on the rocks for a while, trying to spot some sea otters. We saw a few and then decided to drive back around Point Pinos to Asimolar State Beach to catch the sunset.
That night we dined at Rosines in downtown Monterey. This was the Saturday before Halloween and there were a lot of people walking around in costumes on their way to parties I suppose. Many others were jammed into bars watching the Giants win game 3 of the World Series.
I've put more details of this day's travels with a few photos on a blog page that can be found here: