This comes under the heading, “better late than never.” I spent a week on the edge of Monterey Bay late in July. Always a great place. There were, of course, dramatic sunsets, fog shrouded mornings and plentiful wild life.
For a change of pace I decided to take the Elkhorn Slough Safari boat trip. That would give me a change to get a different perspective on the Slough. I’d recommend the trip. Yes it is touristy but they do get you views of the different creatures in the Slough. One thing to keep in mind is that they – that’s the Safari folks – are restricted in how close they can get to animals. I considered renting Fuji’s 100-400mm lens just for the trip but decided to pass on that…this time. The Safari folks were helpful and have a policy that might interest other photogs. If you reserve early and request the back seat in the boat (Best for photogs because you can get to either side of the boat for shots.) and if no one else requests it, it’s yours. You can assure yourself of that seat if you pay for two people. I took the chance I’d be the only one and it worked. YMMV.