Waxing Crescent Moon
Continuing with my mini-goal of walking the shoreline of Monterey Bay, yesterday I added the piece of sand between Fort Ord State Beach (9th Street access in Marina) to Marina State Beach (Reservation Road access). Most of this beach was part of the military training facility at Fort Ord for many years. There are still a few relics of old facilities, but most of them have been removed.
|Possibly a former landing ramp or small wharf-like structure?|
The dunes and sandstone cliffs are impressive and the coastline is prime real estate, absolutely beautiful and mostly quite clean. Low tide would be the preferred walking time, but I managed the out and back six mile hike pretty well in deeper sand. There were far fewer birds on hand this time and there was no visible sea mammal activity. One turkey vulture was picking clean an otter carcass. It didn't even bother to fly off as I passed by - perhaps it could sense my lack of appetite.