Kayakers paddle through the Elkhorn Slough, home to migrating sea birds and other wildlife by Moss Landing, Calif.
The Best Western Beach Dunes Inn (in nearby Marina) is a short walk from a sand dune preserve overlooking Monterey Bay.
Phil’s Fish Market serves fresh seafood along the water in Moss Landing. Pictured is a salmon burger with fries and coleslaw along with a beer from Marina-based English Ales Brewery.
Eating a picnic lunch at the Moss Landing Harbor before kayaking the Elkhorn Slough.
The Moss Landing Power Plant, a landmark between Santa Cruz and Monterey, can be seen in the background.
A jellyfish is seen from a pier in Moss Landing.