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... t feel able to refuse... but I did suggest that we only wanted one room and not the two they had reserved for us.
But at least here they had my name right ~ at Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite they had me down as Alan McBrien. Close, but it didn't match my passport, which was tricky.
Seals various, sea lions and otters in their thousands; whales and dolphins zero.
Whales and dolphins could do better!
... time sunny warm since arriving in California - it seems that now finally we left the fog up north and are now coming closer to our beach vacation. After Pizza and tacos out in the park, we continued the windy road, only stopping later at Piedra Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. What onteresting looking animals these are! Hearst Castle btw we did not stop for - we will see the Italian churches in real back in Europe... Not long after we arrived at Little Sur Inn in ...
... in the Paso Robles wine region. The drive from Santa Barbara was very windy, in some places the cliff drop off was metres from the road. So we proceeded with caution. First stop was Pismo Beach, the midway point of our journey. Pismo is home to the clam, so we parked at Steamers on Pismo Beach. We tried the clam chowder and steamed clams, both very tasty. A quick detour to pick up supplies for dinner, then it was about an hour to our final destination in Atascadero. ...
... nothing was open.We really should have just stopped somewhere in the forest and eaten something random and enjoyed the view instead..oh well, next time. We also didn't have time to stop and see the Aquarium in Monterrey, which is supposed to be amazing, another thing to save for next time I guess.
We made it back to San Fran with enough time to get ready to hit the town for the first of many Halloween parties..
... or so from the castle and saw a tiny blue sign - “Elephant Seal Viewpoint Ahead”. We both looked at each other and smiled, and made the executive decision to stop. Totally the best idea, ever. We pulled into the gravel parking lot and found a spot, grabbed our coats and the camera. There were a bunch of people gathered next to the fence all taking pictures, so we walked over, and there they were, a group of elephant seals. They were in the water and on the beach, ...
Other places to stay in Cambria
1979 Dreydon Avenue, Cambria | 3 star b&bfrom $109
2476 Main Street, Cambria | 3 star b&bfrom $154
- A must stay at the Olallieberry Inn
- Terrific place for quality R&R
- Overpriced; not too special.
4063 Burton Drive, Cambria | 3 star b&bfrom $125
6530 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria | 2 star b&bfrom $208
1605 London Lane, Cambria | B&Bfrom $165
6360 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria | B&Bfrom $120
6736 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria | B&Bfrom $219
2990 Burton Drive, Cambria | B&Bfrom $155
- Best B&B between San Diego and San Francisco
- Wish everyone could have the experience!
- Please don't go there!