Clam Chowder & Point Pinos Lighthouse

Monterey, California


We had clam chowder at the London Bridge Pub & Grill. The pub has a relaxed atmosphere.  The walls were decorated with some interesting signs to read. The clam chowder was thick & tasty. I loved it!


The usual seal at the harbor showing off for us.

Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, California


The Point Pinos Lighthouse is in Pacific Grove, California. The Point Pinos lighthouse is the oldest continually operating lighthouse on the West Coast and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The lighthouse was built in 1855, it’s on the northernmost tip of the Peninsula. Before the lighthouse construction, this point had proved dangerous to sailors who mistakenly believed they had reached Monterrey Bay.

IMG_0958The light is working.

It cost $2.00 per person for a tour of the lighthouse. We visited the lighthouse on a Saturday so it was open at 1:00. There were several volunteers inside to answer questions.

 It was exciting to see inside of the lighthouse. I enjoyed the shipwreck display, huge foghorn & so much more. The volunteer downstairs told us some good information about the lighting system. It was worth the $2.00.

I’m sure it must have been beautiful looking out at the sea everyday. I envy those lighthouse keepers.

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Day trip to Pinnacle National Park in California

Pinnacle National Park in California
Camping at Thousand Trails San Benito


We started on the Condor Gulch Trail to find a California Condor.


The trail is all up hill.


I saw three crows on the way up the trails but no California Condor.


The boundary at the Condor Outlook.

This railing is at the top of Condor Outlook. There is shade and places to sit at Condor Outlook. We didn’t find a California Condor today but were going to think positive that one will show up someday on our travels.


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Bodega & Bodega Bay in California
This is the place where the film The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock was filmed.


Kevin hanging out with Alfred Hitchcock in front of the Bodega County Store.


Bodega & Bodega Bay had referenced to The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock in the stores & restaurant. These pictures are from the Bodega Country Store.


Kevin and I had coffee at the Tides Wharf Restaurant. The Restaurant and parking lot was used for the gas station, café and boat dock scenes in The Birds. 


The scene with the schoolhouse was filmed here. I had to ask the visitor center personal were the schoolhouse & church were. She handed me the directions and said, “Were all about the birds here.” :) Behind the Church and on bodega Lane is Porter School in Bodega.


It was exciting visiting places that were filmed in the movie.

Next, we walked the Bird Coastal Trail in Bodega Bay but didn’t see any new birds but several familiar species. It’s a nice walk to the beach area.


Seagulls, Great Blue Heron & Sparrows


Harmless seagull on the trail cleaning itself. (no attacking seagulls or crows here)

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