I was up early on our fourth day, my day, a bucket list day. Growing up I became a Beach Boys fan, not just Surfin USA and Help Me Rhonda, but the great harmonies of the late sixties and early seventies like Trader and California Saga. They sang about John Steinbeck and places like Salinas,… Continue reading California Dreaming (Day 4)
“Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.”
— John Steinbeck
Reading Steinbeck’s Cannery Row before I visited Monterrey gave me a great insight into this now beautiful shopping area south of San Francisco. This area was once full canneries where workers would come into town when the fishing boats came in and bells would ring. After all the fish were canned everyone would go back home…….according to Steinbeck.