Monterey Headlands

If you do visit the Montery Bay Aquarium, it also makes sense to explore the headlands. They have a great trail that follows the water and offers some nice views of the bay. Just make sure you get past the outlet stores to where things start to look pretty.

A classic scene

A bird on a rock - Does this really need a caption?

Mysterious plants

More headlands

Even more headlands

Ice plant turning red this time of year

One of the flowers

A Monterey cyprus tree

A Monterey Bay speckled squirrel - We made that up, but it is speckled.

An egret, one of many

A cooperative hummingbird