Monterey, California

Fisherman's Wharf HDR Panorama Monterey, CA
Fisherman’s Wharf HDR Panorama
We had a wonderful time in Monterey today.  We headed west on Hwy 152 through Hecker Pass to Watsonville this morning and then south on Hwy 1 to Monterey.  $10 to park all day and we took our time strolling the length of Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf.  The weather was perfect.  The above photo is a panorama of a total of 9 photographs using high dynamic range (HDR) and compiled in Photoshop CS5 with a little touch up from Color Efex Pro.  I love the soft pastel colors in the buildings and the detail in the sky.
Row Boat Abstract
Row Boat Abstract
We split a hot fudge sundae in a waffle bowl at Ghiradelli chocolate shop on Cannery Row. Very decadent but oh so very good too!  We strolled along the bike/pedestrian path for a few miles all the while enjoying the seascapes unfolding before us.
Monterey Coastline
Monterey Coastline
We both fancied fish & chips for supper and decided to check out Fisherman’s Wharf.  Lots of restaurants to choose from and we settled on Crab Louie’s Bistro located right on the wharf.  Chris tried their fish & chips and I went for the owner recommended fish tacos, a first for me.  We also each had a small bowl of clam chowder.  Everything was wonderful.
Monterey Coastline in HDR
Monterey Boats in Field
Monterey Boats in Field
We headed south a ways from Monterey along the coastline after finishing up our tour of Cannery Row.  We had hoped to be able to get a look at Pebble Beach, the world famous PGA golf course located right on the coast, but they wanted $9.50 just to drive the scenic route through the property so we passed on that. We headed back out to US 101 stopping in Salinas for a Starbucks coffee to go and then headed for home.  What a great day!
Monterey Harbor
Monterey Harbor


  1. Irishrovers March 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    I am impressed by the HDR photos! Dick

  2. Daughter Jones March 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Fish Tacos!!! One of my favorites…

  3. BJ March 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    I loved your pictures. Monterey is one of our favorite places.

  4. Mark and Chris March 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    Thank you!

  5. CeiPui March 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    You take BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!