Bernardus Lodge & Spa
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... get in, even looking around the front to the windows to check that no one was climbing out of them! We had to get the lady at the office to let us in to our room with a special device that bends round the door (looks a bit like a spatula combined with a fork?). The fact that this tool even exists and is available for use is a little worrying! Anyway, the latch must have flipped on as we shut the door. Weird. We were knackered, so we showered, watched more TV and went to ...
Every year while living in the Bay Area, we used to make a sojourn to Carmel, California during the Thanksgiving holiday. When the children were little we used to do lots of Christmas shopping. As they grew older, they didn't like our choices,so we stopped doing that and just had fun by ourselves by walking everywhere, people watching and of course, always going to Carmel Beach for our ...
... the waves crash in and up underneath. We wandered the waterfront and then down through the cannery row shops, then back up along to the beachfront. Sea lions are plentiful along this strip of coast and their barking could be heard. The water was crystal clear, but floating about 50m or so off shore were massive kelp beds. The local seals love these and their heads could be seen bobbing up and down amongst this large seaweed. North of Monterey, and between ...
... rate for our troubles. Just then, remembering that we were going to travel one of the most beautiful coastal highways on the planet, and pressed by a conversation with our friend Susan Coates, who cajoled me by suggesting this summer that I should, "just splurge, Turner, you cheap *******! You gotta have a convertible Mustang to drive the California Coast!!!" I suggested to Waylon of Enterprise that if he liked, we could stick with the $29.95 fee, ...
... were even lucky enough to see a pod of bottle-nosed dolphins hunting and feeding very close to us. Benjamin managed to throw himself in whilst peering down to try to spot sea hares. After two most enjoyable hours pottering around we headed back into the beach at Monterey.
That night we plumped for room service after another long day. We managed game of Lords of Waterdeep at the boys' insistence before gratefully falling into our beds.