On a chilly April morning (41 degrees f) I walked the streets of Old Monterey (California) heading for a place that I should go everyday but seldom do--Fisherman's Wharf. Like many of us, we think of places only when there are guests in town, and ignore them other times. When we lived in Washington DC we forgot that the Mall and Smithsonian were gems and only went there during relative visits.
Today the California Sea Lions were in a festive, smelly and rambunctious mood--no news there. It's always a time for barking and snorting among these marine mammals, mostly males, and of course warming in the sun. Today, however, the air temperature was colder than the water's.