Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
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- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- High-speed internet in room
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Stayed on the Monterey Peninsula all day. Went to the Coast Guard Pier to catch the
sunrise. According to the local fisherman they opened the gate very late. Gave the cute 19 year old CG engineer in training a little jazz about her lateness. The Government shutdown (going on at …
I started the day with a walk through town to the Santa Cruz pier. Just me and the surfers up at that hour.
Looks like Jim sleeping, I had to move on!
Started the 50 mile trip south to Monterey.
... like a tank in comparison to my little Percy...!!!! Anyway, got confident pretty fast and the views on this part of the road trip were just absolutely out of this world! Popped in to a few coastal towns like Morro Bay (seashell heaven!), Cambria for lunch time walk and Mexican food. We stopped to see the Seals somewhere in the middle of nowhere and if you think I'm lazy on a Sunday after a night out, these things top it at least 10 times. ...
Luckily last night was soooo much warmer than the previous! We have decided that to stick to schedule we have to be up early for sunrise and on the road. First stop off was Elkhorn Slough to see the sea otters ... There were tonnes just floating around on their backs in and out from under the bridge... These are the coolest animals I think I've seen... There was also a load of sea lions and Pelicans hanging around. Back on ...
... only common sense can tame. From Carmel on down the photo opportunities are staggering. Tourists car hop a few hundred yards between vantage points in a semi-frenzied state, barely able to digest each feast for the senses. At one such point we accessed the beach and I explored my British heritage by taking a sensible paddle in the seaside. At last I could see Deanne decidedly blissed by her surroundings. When I see a child-like awe drape over her, adding a ...