Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
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... sea Whales close into the shore line making it a perfect spot for Kayak Whale spotting, if you're feeling brave enough. We stopped off as a pod of whales dived for food and surfaced. The kayakers got a shock as one whale surfaced right under them - they managed to stay upright, just. We spent a while circling, enjoying the sight of these unfathomably big creatures.
We headed further out into the ocean in search of more Hump ...
... leaning towards each other and meeting above us with the blue sky behind them. What a stunning shot!”
After a weekend in Monterrey, I head for L.A to visit sister Tricky and her 10-year son, Mykiss.
“Elizabeth, you don’t want to live in Santa Barbara, “ Tricky insists. “That is a retirement community where all the old people live.”
... first stop to see the famed waterfall in the cove. Very pretty. Big Sur... A few hours into the ride, we stopped in Big Sur for lunch at Nepenthe. The food was mediocre, but big whoop... the table overlooked the ocean from the mountainside. Outstanding! Plus a woodpecker swooped down and stole Mikes french fries... priceless!! 17 mile snore... This is not gonna be a popular statement, but the "17 ...
... we ventured out as it was a lovely harbour together with a small fishing town.
Managed to spot some of the local wildlife before deciding on a restaurant to have a bite to eat.
As we were by the sea it was seafood all the way, Nic had crab ravioli and Jon had the Fisherman's Platter consisting of half a crab, prawns, scallops and a crab cake.
Bit of a schoolboy error by Jon ...
... inland atop a hill of the Santa Lucia Range at an altitude of 1,600 feet (490 mtrs).
Hearst Castle was built on land that William Randolph Hearst's father, George Hearst, originally purchased in 1865. The younger Hearst grew fond of this site over many childhood family camping trips. He inherited the ranch, which had grown to 250,000 acres and fourteen miles (21 km) of coastline, from his mother Phoboe Hearst in 1919.All of the Coastline ...