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After a nice night at Paso Robles we started our journey stopping in Cambria at a great hidden cafe for a superb breakie. Fuelled up we made our way to Hearst Castle, a gigantic mansion built by William Hearst. It took 15 yrs and was never completely finished but is one of the most beautiful, extravagant places I've ever seen! We did the grand rooms tour which ...
... Cannery Row a historic area of the wharf that, at the turn of the century, was bustling with the fishing & canning of sardines. That is until they fished it out and the sardine business collapsed!
Today the area draws tourists with multiple restaurants, bars, shops & the Monterey Bay Aquarium. After lunch, we spent a couple hours in the Aquarium, which is pretty amazing (though sort of pricey @ $40 each). It is ...
... place to play golf.
The whole 17-Mile Drive coastline was spectacular. There were little white sand beach bays breaking up the rocky coastline, cypress trees packed tightly together, hundreds of seals out on the rocks and aqua coloured water breaking on the rocks and shoreline. One of the attractions, and the most iconic, was the Lone Cypress Tree, which is perched on its own on a rocky cliff edge overlooking the ocean. The tree is 250yrs old and is currently ...
... natural landscaping.
We then entered the Pebble Beach Golf Links - no natural landscaping here. What a fabulous place - I will let the photos tell the story. Can't imagine trying to keep the ball on the fairway here.
If you are ever tempted, here are the prices. For a ...
... in a canned food coma stared at The Pacific Ocean. When it was dark we brushed and flossed our teeth. Then we pinned the curtains, drove into one of the more affluent costal side-streets of Santa Cruz, parked amongst the cars and drifted off to sleep. At 5am we drove back to the beach and made our plans for the next few days, booking one night in an RV park in Monterey and two nights in Big Sur close by the Henry Miller Museum.
It was a pleasant ...