Casa Verde Inn
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Rowan and Michelle were both off today so we decided to go for a drive somewhere. We first headed to Carmel which is a small town that has a nice beach and lots of little shops. According to it's tourist guide it was quoted as being the 3rd most romantic place in the world and in the top ten for wine. We walked to an old Spanish Mission which Rowan and Michelle went in whilst me and Jessie enjoyed the views of ...
... Carmel. This is a private gated community and non-residents have to pay a toll to get in. As you can imagine it is filled with nothing but huge beautiful houses, all manicured to perfection, nestled around the coastline, on the green hills and in-between the many world-class golf courses in the community.
The 17-Mile Drive takes you in a loop around coastline and inland points of interest. It was a bit overcast this morning so we stayed inland for the beginning ...
... But lucky for us it wasn't too packed. We wanted to do an Alcatraz tour, but they were sold out. We took some photos of the rock, and headed around to see the sea lions! They were super loud and smelt real bad but fun to watch (2 were fighting and knocking each other into the water) Left the seals and just decided to walk around Pier 39, tourist shops galore! We were stopped by a guy who was trying to take a ...
... into a pirate ship on wheels. The final stop for the day was Pfeiffer Beach, down a two mile windy road to the base of some cliffs that drop to a long expanse of beach, which at times looks purple because of manganese in the soil. This beach has a limited number of visitors at any given time and so was not crowded. Off the edge of the beach in various places, large rocks house carved out caves and tunnels creating large spouts of water crashing along the shore. This place was ...
... foggy and cooler- missing the warm.
Late night having Italian and creeps for pudding so a bit of a sleep in. The queue for the Monterey Aquarium was ginormous. Maybe we are getting a bit weary but all agreed to move on without too much heartbreak. There followed a series of anti-climaxes- "Lovers Leap" can't see the attraction, "17 Mile Drive" apart from one lovely Pacific Beach utterly mediocre and as private land ...