Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
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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.
... we looked out to sea at the mass of bird life thronging about. There were literally thousands of birds flying low over the water, in a sort of endless fly past.
Morro Bay was our first stop to see the sea otters, who were there, floating about on their backs in the water close by. They seemed pretty unfazed by the people kayaking around them.
Knowing that there are not many gas stations on the Big Sur, we stopped in Cambria to fill up.
This was a small ...
... not a beach girl, but I'm all about awe and majesty, and the coast of CA, with the Pacific pounding is very much both. It was a very cool and cloudy day, so getting out of the car literally took my breath away, LOL, but we got some great views.
As I said, I'm not a beach girl, and Santa Cruz was the stereotypical beach, but we walked a bit. I had my only B A D meal of the trip, what was supposed to be a Veggie Taco and was ...
... elephant seals and we even spotted some whales!
We stayed at San Simeon for one night and the next day headed to Hollywood...