The Darling House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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We diverted to their faith community, San Juan Bautista; a 200 year old Spanish mission established by the Franciscans. Alfred Hitchcock's movie, Vertigo, was filmed on the mission grounds in 1957. It is the 15th Spanish mission, is the largest of the mission churches and sits astride the eastern edge of the Pacific Plate and San Andreas Fault!
Enjoyed our evening meal together and reminiscing about our trip.
... 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 ...
... pier with 2 old concrete ships from WWII times… now don’t we have lots of those in Powel River??
So after checking in, it was warm enough for a warm afternoon at the beach… and I never get tired to watch the waves and listen to them. So maybe this is the last time we are sitting at the beach??
Santa Cruz Wharf: With the bikes we ...
... locals). It is infinitely brighter, cleaner and friendlier than London. Walking and riding, rather than public transporting, gives a far greater attack on the senses and thus a quicker means to get a true feel for a new environment: being able to look up alleyways or retreat a few steps to catch a view, smelling the deliciously sweet wafts of honeysuckle or damp eucalyptus, and, best of all, catching snippets of conversation from passing locals (we heard ...
... from the pier. Stunning coffee and the food is amazing as well. The breakfast burrito is a must. The pier itself is home to hundreds of seals, many more than Pier 39 in San Fran and a lot closer as well. And then there is the pelicans. Very cool. A quiet walk along the pier and a nice drive back through the hills and we're in San Fran again. Better hotel room this time at the same hotel, albeit without Clive's built in ...