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Travel Blogs from Monterey
... marine life at the touch tanks, by the kelp forest exhibit, and in the open sea exhibit, where we watched sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, bluefin and yellow fin tuna, dolphin fish, and sun fish swim circles in the dark, blue tank. We gazed in awe at the resident giant octopus, who gave us quite the show, cruising around the tank determined to evoke "oohs and ahhs" from the audience. To wrap up our aquarium experience, we stepped onto ...
... br> Day Fossil Beds in central Oregon.
But wait; a quick mention should be made of two things: the resort town of Joseph, mentioned to us by Helene and the Sumpter Dredge. Unfortunately at Joseph all our hopes of ascending the cable car to the top of Mt Howard to take in the surrounding range of 9,000 ft mountains and the moraine lake below were dashed; cloud cover at about 6,000 ft and ...
... them out! We also always walk down Fisherman's Wharf which seems to be mainly tourist shops with some eatery in between and the whale watching tours at the end. It is a still fun to walk down and check out the sea lions on their platform at the end.
Got up the next morning and decided to catch up on some of our journalling. Did make a stop along theway at the local Goodwill and then to ...
... a covered area and out to a viewing platform where we managed to see Sea Otters floating on their backs surrounded by kelp. We could have watched for ages but we needed to see what else was on offer.
We made a brief visit to the old Cannery which had a few shops at the bottom level - it reminded me very much of the old wool stores in Argyle Street, The Rocks, Sydney. We ventured back to the street again, in and out of shops and ...
... via scenic Carmel and Monterey's 'Cannery Row' (the subject of the John Steinbeck book, which Zoe is reading), before retiring to the hot tub back at base.
Friday 28 March
Friday was a good day. Quite a lot of driving, but the most spectacular so far of the Pacific coast line along Route 1 (or ‘Highway 1’, as the locals call it). We stopped at so many ‘vista points’ we’ve lost count(!). At one vista we were lucky enough ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking