BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey
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... up and down hills, meaning a slow drive, but it's nothing compared to nz windy roads. It's just long, like 100 km of windy road, but not sharp corners, easy driving.
We stopped for lunch at a lookout point and were lucky to see a Condor swooping overhead endlessly. After our picnic, we felt we had really had enough of the road, but there is no way out, you just have to keep going.
Our stop for the night ...
... is located on the precipice of the steep, shaded Castro Canyon. Every “cabin” clings to the walls of 300ft deep cliffs. Built by a Norwegian immigrant in the 1930’s, the walls are rough 1” x 12” redwood boards placed vertically with a 2x4 located on the top, middle and bottom. The middle one also serves as a shelf, inside. The ¼” gap between the boards is covered with a thin slice of ...
... little white shells for miles and miles. They go down to a depth of 13metres. Visually very impressive and truly unique. Further along the drive we pulled into Whale bone Drive which was a little dirt road taking you to a cul-de-sac on the beach. It was there we noticed a large rubbery figure beached, with seaweed strewn across what looked like its back. It turned out that this dead creature was a Dugong. It is a very rare animal so to get a chance to see the carcass of one and inspect ...
... kilometres away. Rossi took a longer walk over the north (double) crater which inside is more like a
carbuncle than a boil.
The land here is so porous the rain and snowmelt sinks to the slate layer a hundred feet below and the ground and then travels a couple of hundred kilometres where it cascades out of the sides of the Snake River Canyon which we saw a week later.
... t stay too long. We drove to the local RV park (entrance closed) but still stopped to cook some dinner, then kept driving about an hour further south. We decided then to stop as the road visibility was rather poor and the roads were very windy, foggy and dark, besides I wanted to see the scenery the next morning. So that was a long day behind the wheel for Darren, ~14hrs of ...