On the water, in the water, under the water, even watching the water … the ocean in all its majesty most clearly defines our Monterey Bay Area. The waters of our bay are part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary was established in 1992 and protects 276 miles of coastline from San Francisco to Cambria. There are grand underwater canyons reaching to depths of over 2 miles, wetlands and marches where migrating birds stop, numerous creek and rivers where salmon spawn. There’s a lot to see.
Kayaking from the Capitola Wharf in the stillness of early morning is a perfect time to watch for all manners of sea life. Here’s a video from one of my trips.