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... there was a viewpoint overlooking Monterey but the fog hindered the view. At the halfway point was the town of Carmel so we veered off track to check out Carmel Valley Village, around 12-miles east, but there was not much to see or do there. The village looked so old and knackered with a few shops scattered around so we drove back to Carmel by the Sea, which is where all the action happens.
We drove straight down to Carmel State Beach and the sun was starting ...
... We decided to visit this as it was still early and the sun wasn't quite out yet. It was lovely and the otters were definitely our favourite which we left to last. Was good to see a range of fish and sharks too.
After this we decided to go to Bubba Gump Shimp Company for lunch. Neither of us had ever been there for lunch so it was an eye opener. It was set up like any american diner you would expect with a huge choice on the menu for ...
... I've seen enough aquariums now!
Walked back to the hotel down Cannery Way - used to be all canneries, but has now become upmarket eating etc.
Fish & Chip dinner near the wharf - sea lions jostling for position, some even jumping onto small boats in the area.
... River; crossed by
three beautiful bridges. Vertigo and sea sickness go hand in hand with Rossi.
That night we camped above the Crooked River. And the next day
we kayaked the enormous reservoir, competing with a million power boats and
their kayak wobbling waves.
We took off south again but had to take a detour to see Smith Rock. That’s the trouble with ...
... workers, and became the setting for one of John Steinbeck's most colourful novels, Cannery Row. The nearby Spirit of Steinbeck Monterey Wax Museum recreates scenes from California's past, including scenes from Steinbeck's novels. I am now the proud possessor of a copy of 'Cannery Row' which I bought at the aquarium, the obvious place to buy books. The Aquarium came highly recommended, so it was out major excitement of the day. The entrance fee of $40 per person ...