A Swift Escape
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... and well worth a look bext time you're coming this way. Apparently some zebras left over from his private zoo still roam the ranch and can be seen on the coast road. By the time we ate lunch, got some souvenir pennies and partook of the Honeyhuts it was 2:30. Eventually we worked out how to get out of the carpark and we left, with me driving. I was far less stressed about the whole driving carry-on today. Just down the road we stopped at the elephant seal viewing area. ...
... one funny moment; we walked by a group of people and suddenly there was this huge cloud of dust. I've said it was windy, and we realized we were walking *through* a scattering of ashes. Obviously a serious moment, but we just looked at each other and grinned...good info for the future, check the wind first!
We decided to take the interstate back to SF and it wasn't too bad, considering weekend traffic. A long but wonderful day!
... sit there and look at it all day.
We are booked for an official elephant seal tour in two days time but we've been given a hot tip that there is a good place to stop on this part of the drive to catch a peek of the big smelly beasts. OK, well apparently we probably might as well cancel our 'tour' since there are more elephant seals here at such a close distance that I have ever seen in my life.
Next stop was a quick stop ...
... the phone till the next hotel and get out of there. First stop was Vasquez Rocks, a famous rocky area to the north of LA used in a lot of different movies and television shows. Original Star Trek used the area a lot, as well as the Flintstones movie and the TV series Roswell. No surprise then that when we got there there was a large production crew setting up to shoot...a commercial for ...
... grey and spotted basking on the rocks in the fog… wish, I could say basking in the sun, but not so much.
Cannery Row was interesting with all its history around the canneries and the Spanish, Japanese, and Filipinos who worked the fisheries and canneries in the area. And, for those of you who may have read or seen the move, Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck, there were signs along the way describing the various ...