We made a quick trip in early November to one of our favorite places…Monterey. We stayed at the Marina Dunes RV Park about half way between Monterey and Moss Landing. Nice setting, but a little too much traffic noice from the Coast Highway. Fortunately, it was a shot walk to the Marina Dunes Beach.

Lots of big surf…

And sunsets on the beach were very cool…

The majority of the time was spent at one of our favorite parks…Point Lobos

I spent some time working on my long exposure techniques. The resulting photos are surreal…

We have driven by Point Sur Lighthouse many times, but never stopped. Several days a week Point Sur is open for tours.

Lots of hiking to get to the top of the hill, but the views were worth it…

The lighthouse itself is being restored by a very passionate volunteer group…

This is a light on display similar to the original that the group is working to get returned to the site…

The workshop is filled with original tools…

With Moss Landing just up the road from our camp, we couldn’t pass up a visit the slough and our friends the Sea Otters…

We finished with a quick trip up the coast to Santa Cruz to catch the Monarch Butterfly migration