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... trying to get rest was when a mischievous one decided to crawl on top of others or flick sand at them. Caused a lot of grunting and grumpiness which I can understand. Just before reaching Monterey we embarked on the also famous 17 mile drive around pebble beach. Pebble beach is famous for hosting the US Open golf every ten years or so. It also has some of the grandest houses with ocean views ...
... 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, & ...
Woke up this morning to our first day of rain, arrrr kinda forgotten what to do in the rain, so we went to an amazing local bakery for coffee before continuing onto to a little state park, where we camped on the highest spot above the beach and just watched the storm come in from the safety of campy ...
... 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 ...