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... have a cocktail menu! Ended the night playing pool, which ended Mum 2, Me 1 - to be continued!, with gentle jibes from the locals about our skill, or lack of. We left Pismo Beach the next morning and drove to Morro Bay which is famous for a freshwater estuary connected to the sea near a huge rock, and also seals which live in the estuary. Stopped for brunch at a cute cafe on the estuary and drove to the main town for a wander around the shops. Luckily we had left our purses in ...
... giant kelp tank, 28 feet deep, was open topped with the sun streaming in made you feel under the water as the kelp sways.
Watched the sea otters for some time.They are very playful and seem to like playing to a crowd showing off their back stroke.
Saw penguins, local shore birds, puffins and turtles.
The large deep sea tank had huge blue fin and yellow fin tuna, very large sharks ...
... little in the waves. Steven, Reed & I stuck to just getting our toes wet! There were lots of surfers out riding the waves.
The best thing about the beach was all of the sea life we saw. On our first day, we saw a humpback whale & her calf, sea lions & dolphins. On the 2nd day, we saw a large pod of dolphins, a huge flock of pelicans divi bombing for their lunch, & ...
... Big Sur, it's not really what you expect, it's in the redwood forests and not on cliffs as you'd think. Our motel River Inn is fine, we booked the stay & dine for $160 (rooms here are $130 & no hairdryer!) which seemed a good deal but the dinner wasn't great & with wine came to $99 and our dinner voucher was for $90! Oh well there's just nowhere around here to stay as they don't allow development so we'd no choice. We met a nice boy ...
... which means The Enchanted Hill.
It sits atop a very high hill. To get to it, you have to board the special bus which takes nearly 10 minutes to drive you up the steep and winding road which was designed to give you fleeting glimpses of the castle as you drove up.
The castle is huge but also a little slap dash as it was built over 27 years and you can see where they added bits on. We were on the Grand Rooms tour which took us through ...