August 25, 2016,
While we did not go whale watching in Monterey Bay, the when-will-this-end bus tour took us to the aquarium. We were given instructions on which exhibits to check out, in what order and how to get there. The best part of this excursion was the feeding. Unlike Seaworld, you don’t get to feed the animals, you instead get to watch them feed. The big guys first, then the little ones. If you are wondering why the big fish don’t just eat the little fish, after all this is no Zootopia – the aquarium throws in lots of feed and fed food is easier to get than chasing after prey. The small fry stays out of the way till the big fry is done eating. Then comes the sardine tornado. Hundreds of sardine swarm towards the food, like a mini silver tornado moving under water. This is the coolest part of this exhibit.
The tour then took us along the scenic 17 mile drive, much of which hugs the gorgeous Pacific coastline. It’s incredible, when you contrast this with the man-made and manicured beauty of the fabulous houses that line it. The bus took us to Bird Rock and allowed us savour its wild beauty for a few moments.
Should we make that desperate bid for freedom? Before you know it, it’s too late and we are again trapped in the metal cage and shunted away.