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... and I wanted to go on the original wooden roller-coaster that has been there for years but queues were ridiculous!
The next day the sun was out and it was a beautiful hot day so we packed up the beach gear and off we went. Dan wanted to visit a couple of famous surf locations first, called 'Steamer Lane' and 'The Hook', which were right next to each other and only a little drive down the road. They were both packed with surfers and spectators. We hung out for a while and ...
... is called their crown jewel of their parks. It was donated lock stock and barrel to them by the Hearst family. Stunning, massive, opulent, grand are just some of the descriptors available and a great way to while away the hours.
A short drive up the coast to Piedras Blancas and we saw a large colony of elephant seals, just lounging on the beach as you do when you are up to 5 metres long and weigh over a ton. Fascinating to see hundreds of them ...
... 8230; I have no idea why but we saw these wooden "structures on at least two different beaches.
Our first stop for 15 minutes was Pigeon Point Light Station - an old an now disused lighthouse with a small attached house. The lighthouse is fenced off however there were some sympathetically built adjoining “houses" which is now used as a hostel. All were surrounded by very pretty gardens which added a touch of "summer" to a ...
... to me. It all worked but not sure I had everything set up exactly right!!
People were worried for me, camping alone. I have to admit, it was a bit weird, so I guess it was a good thing that I was so tired.
Friday got up early, made some coffee, and started schlepping stuff up the hill. It was a great stay, just wished I could have made it longer.
... marinas the entrance between them is quite wide. Once inside things change though. Immediately we encountered boats on buoys spaced extremely close together. Tight quarters. Once we threaded our way through them we had to negotiate a narrow channel to get into the marina.
Winterhawk and Sunshine had just tied up, one in front of the other, to the float on the end of "B" dock when a sailboat in distress came in. She ...