We stopped in Capitola to buy more lovely pottery and take pictures of the beach and eat ice cream from Cafe Violetta. Down the coast to Moss Landing where we saw a sea otter floating lazily around the marina, white herons (both smooth and fluffy) and huge crashing waves on the beach, with a side order of halibut and chips at Phil's Seafood Market. Then through Monterey and around the point to Pacific Grove and the lighthouse on Ocean View Boulevard (the poor man's 17 Mile Drive) watching the surf roll in and almost wash the seals off the rock, then down to Carmel. Walking around Carmel in the rain wasn't as nice as coffee and cake at the Red House Cafe (and Mrs Trawick's Garden Shop). Driving back round the point in the dark, we saw the surf roiling and swirling onto the rocks and beaches in the moonlight.
Favourite road signs of the day; a leaping deer balancing an added red ball on his nose and the people crossing sign on the way into Carmel where the little people are all carrying shopping bags.