Quality Inn Monterey-Munras
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As we headed south down the west coast towards Los Angeles we had 2 stopovers.
Our first was spending 2 nights in Monterey Bay.
While there we celebrated Merryn's birthday. To celebrate we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is one of the best aquariums in the world. The place was huge and kept us busy for a number of hours …
... coastline interspersed with houses costing millions of dollars. Then came the biggest thrill of all-a whale watch. The boat captain said it could happen that we would see nothing but he had. , high hopes of seeing whales as some had been spotted out in the bay.
To prove him right we were treated to a show like no other. The whales were breeching all around us.
It was an event that I wouldn't have missed for the ...
... museum. We decided to take the street car; it would have been faster to walk! We learned on this trip that mass transit may be easy, but it’s not fast! At the Exploritorium, there were several hands-on experiments we saw that we liked; we took pictures of some of them. The only thing I didn’t like about the Exploritorium was we didn’t allow enough time to see it properly.
We finally left SF about 4:30, driving south along California ...
... afternoon, Once past Big Sur the fog cleared and we were treated to some spectacular scenery which at times was from dizzyingly high lookouts.
Had a quick look around Carmel By-the-sea. It is a lovely genteel sort of town, Was delighted to find a Frank Lloyd Wright house on Scenic Drive Carmel point. Looks like a ship sailing into the ocean. The bay windows must get great views. There were also many other interesting houses in the area, ...
Today we chilled out in Monterey, a lovely coastal town, renowned for whale watching. The sun was shining, it was short weather to be sure. We took a walk down to the pier to enjoy the sea view and were greeted by sea lions squawking their own language. Some swam while others lazily sat on the rock sleeping. Only ever heard of sleeping lions, not the sleeping sea lions! We then took a boat ride out to sea in search of whales. It didn't take ...