Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
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... bargain store for some essential buys!! Then a post office for stamps well a shop that sells stamps. We then had to vacate our hitching rail as the sherif was prowling. We then set off in a northerly way and found a lovely area where sea lions were gambolling around called Asilomar Beach. Then into the old centre of monterey wher they used to nothing but can fish till the ...
... sets us up for an inevitable ****** day. The funny thing is...I thought that today would be that first ****** day. The day started waiting for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, whose slogan is, "Pick Enterprise. We'll Pick You Up!"
And so I called them. Their driver called in sick and our phone number doesn't work and the long and short of it was, "take a cab and we'll pay you back". Not bad, but try snagging a cab in San Francisco's Chinatown ...
... 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 ...
... while to get the sand off, but it was worth it to see the kids having so much fun. Soon the road passes through the lands John Steinbeck described: lush farmlands that drew thousands of unemployed to California during the Depression. The land is still drawing people stuck in bad economic situations. Mostly Mexican migrants work these fruit fields now around Salinas now. Porta-potties on site here were hard fought for by the UFW in the 1970's. ...
... then had to get the receiver refreshed since it had been some time since we last used it. We finally got it working and then headed out to explore Monterey.
We went to the municipal beach where they allow dogs on leash. We walked down the beach as the sun was starting to go down and it was beautiful. The sunset was actually not over the water though since ...