TripAdvisor Reviews Riverside Inn Santa Cruz
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... of the beach and boardwalk. There were sea lions swimming everywhere, all around the pier, and viewing holes in the deck showed many of them sleeping and chilling on the wooden beams.
It was now sunbathing time so we found a nice spot on the beach and started to get our tans on for an hour or so. It was that perfect temperature to lay in. I was very happy.
It soon hit lunch time and we already had our eyes on 'The Falafel Hut' on the other side of the road so we ...
... but this time go further than on surry. Head along fantastic road hugging coast and stop various times to see hump back whales blowing and breaching....spectacular. Manage about 6 miles with no complaints which made for a really nice ride. Go for lunch at wharf and have cod, prawn and callimari deep fried. Then onto kayaking tour ( including change into wet suits) which is fun. I share a kayak ...
... because Clint Eastwood was its mayor for some time). It was a pretty drive and were off the highway and bypasses Salinas. Into Monterey , find our lodgings then dinner at the old fisherman's wharf after a walk along the water front. Lovely end to the day. Monterey Bay harbour is just full of boats, thousands of them of all different shapes and sizes. I do not think we have seen so many in one place at one time.
A drive to Point Lobos ...
... Tours LLC, was very personable and chatted about anything and everything in amongst dispensing information about San Francisco and the places we would see today.
The country scenes along the way were quite different to the country scenes to Yosemite – more pines along the coastal route and surprisingly, lots of farms, particularly brussel sprouts (yuck), strawberries, artichokes etc and pumpkin. Actually ...
... every 10 seconds – which it still does today.
In 1871 an audible fog signal went into operation
Where does the name come from: in June 1853 the clipper ship carrier Pigeon run aground 500 ft offshore from here – this ship was launched in January 1853 in Boston – she went around Cape Horn and came into a fog and headed towards shore in hope to catch sight of land
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