Internet Librarian 2008

monterey wharf

Posted in photos by bbstafford on October 18, 2008

After the workshop there was still plenty of light in the day to go over to the wharf, not far away, and try to find the sea lions, that you could hear from a very long way off. Turned out they were all together, about 8 of them on a sort of raft tethered to the pier. There were families along the pier closest to the sea lions, all lined up to get a view, and I was hesitant to barge in and interrupt them with picture-taking. So these photos are what you see looking the other way, out to the old Monterey pier as it has been for a very long time, plus the fishing boats in the harbor.
Did you know that Monterey Bay is one of the very deepest places on the West Coast, to 3000ft below the surface at the entrance to Monterey? Just guessing, but maybe it has something to do with the proximity to the San Andreas Fault not far away.