The Wharf has seen a lot of changes since that time. Yesterday was another gorgeous day on the California Central Coast. We went out just after sunrise while the Harbor was coming alive for the day. The vendors were busy replenishing the popular restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf. There were a few other early risers on the wharf taking in the scene. Early morning is a special time of the day, many miss it.
All shots yesterday were taken with a Nikon D90 with a Nikon 80-400 zoom lens, 1/500 shutter speed, ISO fixed at 200, variable aperture.
First I saw a pair of Brown Pelicans sunning themselves in an out-of-the-way spot likely after spending an undisturbed night. They took off as I got this shot - beginning their day. You can tell this one had his eye on me. Note the band on his right leg.
Not far away near the mooring slips for the Whale Watch boats I spotted this Sea Otter Mom and her Pup cruising into the protected harbor. They were rolling and cavorting constantly.
I then walked to the Coast Guard Pier where two Coast Guard crews were readying their craft for the day's sea duty. And a perfect day it was with calm seas, bright sun and no wind. This Harbor Seal cruised by with only a passing glance.
On an isolated rock nearby this gull was preening in the sun - getting the flight feathers ready for the day of foraging for the next meal. It is always fascinating to observe the daily morning routine of our wildlife neighbors - they can't close the bathroom door.