Aptos Beach Inn - Center for Soul
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... sunset as it was clear blue skies but we were facing too far south and it was setting over some houses. It was still beautiful but nothing beats watching the sunset in the ocean over the horizon.
We walked back along the arcade walkway and dipped in and out of every single surf shop, as we always seem to do! We continued to weave in and out of the masses of people to check out the rides. It's like a bigger version of Brighton but on a nicer beach. Some of the rides looked ...
... the entertainment for the evening was. A four piece band playing everything from the 60's to the 80's, absolutely brilliant and we danced,yes danced, till they finished at midnight. Who would have thought we still had the moves. Also met some lovely travelers as well so a good night all round.
Next day was Hearst Castle, the Casa Grande built by William Randolph Hearst on his ranch between 1925 and 1949. It now belongs to the national parks ...
... out a scale model of the winner of the last pumpkin festival - 1800 lbs !! Unbelievable !!
The coast was rugged in places and the seas smashed the white sand every few seconds … there were several interesting coves where the land had been eroded and the sea bit into the land and rock formations.
We saw some interesting sights on the beach such as driftwood logs grouped together like a ...
... every 10 seconds – which it still does today.
In 1871 an audible fog signal went into operation
Where does the name come from: in June 1853 the clipper ship carrier Pigeon run aground 500 ft offshore from here – this ship was launched in January 1853 in Boston – she went around Cape Horn and came into a fog and headed towards shore in hope to catch sight of land
... it got dark, get my warm clothes on for the cold night and settle into the tent again.
When I got up the folks down the hill said they spotted a family of whales going by really close to the shore. Dang, slept through that...
Setting up camp by myself was interesting. It was only the second time I had set the tent up. Well, everything was pretty ...
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