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... roads. First stop up the coast was the Elephant Seal Rookery. So many seals on the beach. Very popular stop. Stopped for a quick hike to Mcway Falls, a waterfall that flows straight out onto the beach. Stopped at Nepenthe for lunch, big wait for the restaurant so opted for the cafe. Amazing views while you eat. Saw Bixby Bridge which you see in a lot of advertising and many more pretty scenery stops. Beautiful weather. Staying ...
... thought this was nice - we were about to be shocked. Once hitting the Pacific coast highway and a few miles in we were hit by the smell of the salty sea- it reminded me of home! Then to our left was the ocean right next to us - it was incredible!! We had 100 miles of this before getting to Monterey and all we had to do was sit back and take it all in.
There was something just so special about having the ocean on your left lapping up the beach below and the ...
... they were moving another display ship along the same pier and it wasn’t safe to have visitors walking along the pier. Rats!
So we decided to walk a couple blocks to a different cable car line than we’d ridden yesterday. It took them 45 minutes to send out the 4 cable cars that were already sitting there. I guess they only send them out one every 15 minutes. We rode the car up to the top of Russian Hill, then we got out at Lombard St., the ...
... the Murano glass tiles in Blue yellow and gold, surrounded by larger than life white marble statues.
We stopped at the Piedras Blancas Elephant seal rookery, on Highway 1 seven miles north of San Simeon. There must have been about 50 seals on the beach. Some were trying to show off with aggressive displays. Apparently they were mostly males - Typical !
California Route 1 drive was spectacular even though the fog kept rolling ...
... but well worth it, as there is so much to see and wonderfully laid out. Jette is a sea otter groupie, so we had to see the film on how they rescue orphaned otters and bring them up before releasing them back into the wild. Before that, we wandered around and saw birds, sand creatures, tidal life, deep water life, rockpool residents... shellfish, squiggly fish, flat fish and rays, corals and slimy things and everything inbetween in numerous tanks. There are ...