Always of interest is the fact that the best shot of the trip very often is unplanned. (Mike has called this phenomenon "the Zen of Photography.")
Mike had taken photos in Point Lobos the prior afternoon and gotten up early the next morning to check out Pacific Grove and Asilomar Beach. He was nearing Cannery Row when he saw these boats out of the corner of his eye. He quickly pulled over, got out and rejoiced to find that the parking meters hadn't started working yet. He grabbed his camera and headed down to the harbor: this is his pick out of several photos taken.
[Note: it's interesting to realize that located in the hills surrounding the Monterey Bay in the background is the Cal State Monterey Bay campus. But earlier . . . much earlier . . . it was the site of Fort Ord, where Mike had a pleasant time attending U.S. Army basic training in 1964. He remembers standing at the barracks window, staring out at the harbor . . . ]
Photo: Boats (Sunrise)—Monterey, 2010