Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
What a nice drive down to Santa Cruz. Of course we had some stops inbetween including the famous Monte Carlo which is Ray's favorite bar in all of Sacramento (for reasons unknown). No, really it's a corner bar with strange people and Ray fits in perfectly in a way. Next it was a stop at the Dead Fish for a fishwich of heaven and some amber beers. …
You can’t be in San Francisco and not visit famous Alcatraz. So we enjoyed the nice ferry ride over with more great views on the town – the bay – Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
So what impressed us the most?
- The great views from the island
- how old the buildings look like - some are really only ruins
- the hallways in ...
... box. The bus is known as the 'smoking bus' as it's the designated area for smokers... Not the greatest of atmospheres... En route we stopped at Pigeon Point Light Station. A light house with adjoined youth hostel and great views. On the way into Santa Cruz we saw lots of pelicans, both flying and perching on the rocks and under the wharf were even more sea lions.. All fighting for a scrap of space on the wooden frame if the ...
... the California girls and surfers? We walked along the boardwalk (concrete path) past the gridlock traffic and steam train and eventually found the downtown which is fantastic. The visitor centre hut guy told us about the Walnut St walk and Mission Hill plus the Redwood forest areas towards Ben Lomond etc. we had supper at a chocolate joint that was really good. Fireworks at 9pm then other random stuff throughout the ...
... air (it looked a bit like a twister in coming down from the clouds) as we approached you could see it was coming from the water, 5 or 6 big spurts of water and then it would all go quiet for 20 mins, the next time we were closer, big spurt of water and then the head and top part of the whales back, it was massive and that was only the part we saw, now I understand why they are the worlds largest mammal! We tracked a couple more blue whales, and moved on to anew area, joined ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking