Marina Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
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... what to expect. It turned out to be an amazing place with some incredible stories. William Randolph Hearst, the man behind the castle, was a fascinating character. He was a publishing mogul and from a family of 'new money' as his father had struck lucky with a silver mine. He had a dream to build a mansion on his favourite hills off the California coastline and certainly fulfilled that dream with Hearst Castle. The castle draws influence ...
... to incongruous elements, such as the private cinema, whose walls were lined with shelves of rare books. The floor plan of the Main Building is chaotic due to his habit of buying centuries-old ceilings, which dictated the proportions and decor of various rooms.
... was beginning to set. This time of day is fast becoming my favourite time to take photographs as if the conditions are right it can make the most amateur photographer look like a total legend. We took a couple of photos of the bay and Morro Rock before heading into town. This was our last night in America and we were ready for a couple of drinks. We eventually found a packed karaoke bar and if we had left after the first couple of songs we might have been misled ...
... to life and we could easily imagine ourselves as 30's film stars being invited for the weekend - and the home-reared beef from the Hearst ranch we ate for lunch was great too. Oh and we stopped to see yet more whales in Morro Bay on the way back. By all accounts everyone else had a fab day on Pismo Beach with lunch at the Cool Cat Cafe again and by the time the splinter group pitched up, surf and boogie boards had been hired and were in full ...
... coast is not, in general, sunny - this is a myth people. The warm, moist Pacific air hits the mountains on the Californian coast (i.e. pretty much all of it apart from southern LA) and creates a gloomy fog that persists pretty much all day. Norfolk has better weather than the coat of California in July and August. Navigate less than 5 miles inland and it's baking hot - but the beach is flipping freezing.
Finally the landscape ...