As soon as our whale watching boat docked at Monterey Bay's Fisherman's Wharf, everyone sprinted away. However, as I got out of the boat, I saw a beautiful jelly fish swaying gracefully under the water. I took some time photographing until I was reminded by someone who was obviously hungry as you could hear from the 5-seconds video below. :)
After lunch, we decided to take a walk around the wharf, hoping to find some surf and dive shops where we hope to find a 7 mm flexible wet suit. The two dive shops we went to did not have a lot of wet suits, so we came out from the shops empty handed. After a little bit shopping for warmer wet suits, we took a relaxing walk at the Coast Guard Wharf. I saw some snorkelers and divers taking off from the beach. Seeing them, how I wished we also brought our wet suits and snorkeling gears. I knew however, that our 5 mm wet suit from San Diego won't be enough to warm us up snorkeling in Monterey Bay. Maybe, the most time we could snorkel with a 5 mm wet suit in Monterey Bay is 30 minutes - 1 hour. For me, 1 hour in the water is not always enough. While walking at the wharf, the first one that caught our eye was this strange looking fish hauling out on top of the rock. Hubby and I were debating whether the fish was alive or not.
"COOL Hah?" - says hubby :)
Mola mola at Monterey Bay
We definitely had an awe-inspiring 2nd day nature exploring with the whales, sea lions, mola mola, jelly fish and more at Monterey Bay. My heart was so filled with joy, singing again, "to the sea...to the sea..." Yes, I love the sea, so much....and the mountains....that's why Big Sur is so special for me, since the mountains are kissed by the sea.