took a day off work friday and spent it and the weekend having a lovely time camping down the california coast.

it turns out that many people have this idea for their weekend, too; we ended up going a bit father down the coast than planned due to the steady stream of 'campground full' signs. so the views from stops along the way turned out better than the park itself.

this lighthouse was closed, but sneaking behind its fence found us face to face with a beachhead full of sleeping seals, enjoying their otherwise private turf.

i'm probably a few feet taller than i was when i last visited monterey bay aquarium, not that it has changed at all. jellyfish colors never cease to amaze.