West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Inn
Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
... long high street, with a pretty out of date pier, similar to one I saw at Clacton on a school trip quite a few years back! Anyway we park up and went for a stroll. Unfortunately the weather had taken a turn for the worst and a fog descended over the town for our whole stay, so the planned beach activity was not a viable solution! Instead we toured some of the shops, when we came across a little whole in the wall fast food ...
... one or two sentences or one or two word responses to a question. Needless to say, we are still friends and talk at least a couple times a month and I do hope to go visit them in New York some time in the next few years. It was hard to say goodbye to them and watch them leave in the discomfort of their pain for what they were about to go experience within their family but I will hold them in my heart and pray whenever I think about it ...
I'd got the night bus up from LA and arrived at 7am, so found the girls & went to theirs for a couple of hours kip :) then we headed to a cute coffee shop for a drink & cake - good free wifi which always helps! Han & Jai then left to go to San Fran & I stayed walking down the Main Street checking out the shops & people! Some crazees here for sure. I stumbled upon a farmers market with amazing free samples so stocked up on some fresh veg ...
... colours and kind of marbled. Then we got back in and continued our drive (but now more awake!)
A little further on I noticed a sign for an 'elephant seal view point' so curiosity caused the need for investigation. Pulling in to the parking lot we could see it was quite busy. We walked along to the end with a boarded viewing platform overlooking the beach. Sprawled out on the sand below there were hundreds of elephant seals! They were ...
... the Fisherman's Wharf pier; it's probably a quarter of the size of the one in San Francisco but it's got the usual souvenir shops, seafood stalls and restaurants. Near the end it spurs off to the right and there's a viewing area where you can watch the seals sunbathing on a wooden platform. They seem to be fighting for space on the platform with some seals balancing themselves on the rail around the edge.
Although I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking