Album: 11-10 Babymoon

     Album:2019:11-10 Babymoon

We take a "Babymoon" down to Monterey - a little vacation a couple weeks before the birth.
A good omen, "Yea Baby!"
as we drive out of town. ( comments)
We stay at an Alpaca
farm in Carmel Valley ( comments)
They also have a bunch
of crazy little roosters and a great cat. ( comments)
Alpaca's come say hi
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Especially when we bring food
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On the way to Monterey,
we spot the ruins of Fort Ord. ( comments)
I might have gone in to check them out.
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What I wouldn't give
to have a zombie nerf training session here. ( comments)
But it's probably not safe, I guess.
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Coming back out
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We go for a whale watching tour.
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Heading out,
past a billion seals basking on the break. ( comments)
Bird eating dead (jelly?) fish
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Pregnant Charlie
stays cozy in her fashionable bathrobe ( comments)
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Whales come closer
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And closer!
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Another boat shows up
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On the way back,
porpoises!.. or dolphins.. or both.. I don't know. ( comments)
Happy voyage
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Otters welcome us
as we come back into the bay ( comments)
Whale breeches
and a bunch of seals are hanging out, we're way out from shore. [Video, 22.3M] ( comments)
Nearby breach!
And then some tail action.. [Video, 15.7M] ( comments)
Next we go to
the Monterey Bay Aquarium! ( comments)
Leopard shark!
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Little penguin guy
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Sardines are hysterical
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"Birth of Venus"
Charlie style ( comments)
Dave and Charlie
on the half shell ( comments)
Wow, that's seriously pregnant
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Charlie loves the big old fish
(Sea Bass, I think?) ( comments)
Scuba maintenance
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"How do they keep sh..rom eating the fish"
Answer: They don't. [Video, 5.2M] ( comments)
Dave attacked by a ray
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Charlie pets a ray
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A baby skate who wan.. into the other pool
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Dave talks to some birds
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And then the sea otters
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Get feeding and training,
and are amazing. ( comments)
Sittin' in a box
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Charlie likes jellyfish..
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I find them horrifying.
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Freaky, eldritch monsters from the deep
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Huge sailfish,
looks ridiculous. We saw one out on our whale watching tour. ( comments)
Just a very silly fish
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Cuttlefish light show
[Video, 15.1M] ( comments)
Pregnant Charlie
and swarming fish ( comments)
Dave makes up for the fact
that the cafeteria at the aquarium may be expensive, but at least the food is awful.. ( comments)
When sharks attack!
[Video, 6.4M] ( comments)
On the drive back,
we take a moment to briefly hike on the Tan Bark Trail. ( comments)
Hiking with a pregnant lady,
means not going very far. ( comments)
..but it's still fun
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Dave in nature..
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..still a dork
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Charlie points at something.
Grass, or trees,.. who knows. ( comments)
Panaroma of the trail
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Pregnant lady in a tree
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Then a short stop
at McWay Falls ( comments)
Kissing in the tunnel
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As we're leaving Big Sur,
we can't find a restaurant and end up eating at Fernwood Bar & Grill. It is *amazing* food, and we'd been camping right nearby the whole time. We meet a fun couple at the next table, and they take this unfortunately washed out photo of us. ( comments)
Our bus had broken down
during our trip to West Hollywood and it's fixed, so we go pick it up. Here's the new fan gearbox unit installed. ( comments)
And unbelievably,
at a gas station on I-5, we by chance run into PrettyTron from our Burning Man Camp. This is the second time we've run into someone at a gas station on I-5 by pure coincidence. ( comments)
Photo album generated by album a MarginalHack written by David Ljung on Fri Nov 11 20:40:47 2022