West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... and I wanted to go on the original wooden roller-coaster that has been there for years but queues were ridiculous!
The next day the sun was out and it was a beautiful hot day so we packed up the beach gear and off we went. Dan wanted to visit a couple of famous surf locations first, called 'Steamer Lane' and 'The Hook', which were right next to each other and only a little drive down the road. They were both packed with surfers and spectators. We hung out for a while and ...
... the water but harrumph themselves around on the beach. They lie on top of each other and pick on each other. They are funny to watch. Like any community some just mind their own business and others throw their weight around. Universally smelly and make great noises.
Driving back we saw people pulled over- there in the field was zebras. Apparently a leftover from the zoo at Hearst Castle.
Shocking dinner and bed.
The return journey was via San Simeon and and Moonstone Beach (very windy and rocky)then ready to relax. There is another music group playing tonight so we hope they will be as good.
Update - they were good musicians but played no songs we knew so we did not stay till stumps this time.
Next morning we headed further north, through the wine and olive area of Paso Robles, also stopping at the Estrella War Birds museum ...
... rollercoaster and the 1911 carousel… and we also learned here about the fashion of swimming suits from the early 1900s to now.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
On our last part of the Hwy 1 – we stopped here, and luckily it only rained a tiny bit.
Once it was the tallest lighthouse in America, and it started to work in 1872 – and still today it is ...
... 1 and a short walk to arguably one of the most picturesque views I have ever seen. At Julia Pfeiffer Burns State park a waterfall plunges from the rocks above directly onto the sandy beach. (This is largely due to a landslide in 1983 that did so much damage that Hwy 1 was nearly closed for a year; before this slide the waterfall fell straight into the ocean.)
Another recommended pullover was Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park where we worked up ...