Ocean Gate Inn
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... bits of old growth redwood forest that we would see on the trip. Once again, the sheer size and height of the Redwood trees kept us in a state of awe and astonishment all along the Avenue.
After The Avenue of the Giants, we drove straight to San Francisco and since we had been ahead of schedule we had hoped to stop in the city and take a look around. But, it would not be. Once we had crossed the Golden Gate Bridge into the city I ...
... Cannery Row itself is nothing much - mainly ****** shops and restaurants that comes through as total tourist traps. Move aong folks - not much to see here.
Cannery Row Antiques Mall on the other hand is a gem. About a hundred or so antiques dealer sharing space in one of the old cannery buildings. Awesome place where you can spend loads of money on stuff you never know you needed.
... Mission is here too and we arrived a few minutes before they closed for the day. It was established by Spanish Priest, Junýpero Serra in 1770 to preach the Gospel to California's Native Americans. The magnificent Adobe Basilica stands majestically in the centre of the compound.
Back on the 17 mile drive we wound our way back through the hilly centre of the peninsula past yet more golf clubs and back to Monterey.
... that Sam doesn't share my enthusiasm for Squirrels.....but I have to listen to at least an hour a day of car talk.....so while we are in America he's just going to have to accept it. It fogged over & the temperature dropped, so we heated up our tinned soup for an early dinner. Then I popped popcorn like Drew Barrymore popped in the opening scene of Scream. We watched movies in the van & enjoyed the delicious ...
... group of sea lions just all floating together in one group. I could have watched this for hours. Also underneath the pier you could see some that were high up on beams of wood...how they hopped up there I do not know.
Had our last dinner meal of the trip at a pretty good beachfront Thai place and called it a night pretty early as we have to get to a tour on Thursday that we booked for 8:45am.