California (San Francisco, Palo Alto)
After Christmas and a relaxing month in Alberta, I set out for the real journey. First stop: sunny California (which really wasn't very sunny but was warmer than the -20C in Alberta) to see my friend Rebecca. I got lots of rain in San Francisco, but also caught some beautiful sunsets.
First time to San Francisco and (barely) saw the famous Golden Gate Bridge on a rainy afternoon.
It was great to catch up with my friend Rebecca in Palo Alto and tour a bit of San Francisco with her.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Rebecca and I also visited the impressive Monterey Bay Aquarium, with some terrific jellyfish aquariums and a shark tank, including a Great White shark. Loved seeing the jellyfish here but was far less enthusiastic about seeing them later while scuba diving in Australia, where I was thrilled to see white-tipped reef sharks and even more thrilled to not see the great white shark while diving.
The Chapters of California...