Hop to Monterey and biking on the beach trails

We filled with fuel as we left Santa Cruz. It was sad to leave because it was such a fun place, but time to move on again. We arrived in Monterey a short 4 hours later and found the marina quite nice. Half fishing fleet and half recreational.


We wanted to go out and see the place since we arrived so early so walked over the the pier and enjoyed a late lunch. The next day I set out to find a place to fill the propane tank. I had been casually looking for a couple of weeks, but it was getting pretty low and I needed to find some soon. I took the bike out and rode around the city until I found a gas station that carried propane and I filled it. I did have a good look through town and I noticed some interesting bike trails.


After installing the propane tank, we set out on bike to see what the trails were all about.


The bike trail went from the marina to Cannery Row and the Aquarium and then around Monterey peninsula with beautiful views of the ocean and beaches.




It was pretty spectacular.


We opted not to see the aquarium as it would have been a hundred bucks. I think we have seen quite a bit of ocean life recently. We did wander around Cannery Row for a few hours. Same shops, same T-shirts.


This is the marina where Coda is moored.




The next morning we decided to go the other way down the beaches on the same bike trail. We found lots more beautiful views and a French bakery.


The weather is not shaping up the way I was hoping so we may end up here for a few more days. I don't want to go out into the ocean with 40 Knot winds. I could stay here awhile.


Technical Data:


Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor to Monterey Marina

Time: 4 h 16 m ( 08:21 to 12:38 ) Distance: 22.86 nm

Fuel: 6.50 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.52 GPH Fuel Economy: 3.52 NM/G

Avg Speed: 7.18 kn Max Speed: 8.01 kn

Engine Runtime Start: 3097.95 Hours Runtime End: 3101.30 Hours Fuel: 6.50 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.52 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 5.49 GPH Avg RPM: 1136.57 Max RPM: 1244.75 Avg Oil Pressure: 52.18 Low Oil Pressure: 1.74 Avg Temperature: 168.48 Max Temperature: 192.20




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