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... Yes, it was hazy, which meant that photos of vistas was a bit of a waste of time, but the effect was gorgeous.
The road has so many places where one can stop to take photos, which is great. We made excellent use of them... Jette scouring the kelp patches for otters and me searching further afield for dolphins or whales...
Sea lions, pelicans,egrets, eagles, cormorants, black bay seals, elephant seals and sea otters we saw a plenty on our ...
... the racoons finally got me. They had gotten others in the neighbor group. They actually unzipped my cooler. Yes, they did. Ate what they could inside and headed on out. Bit of a mess to clean up in the morning. Luckily, I wasn't going to be able to travel much further with the food, so just as well. I would have liked to enjoy my breakfast, but I found a place in town that worked really well!!
Oh and ...
This morning I took care of some business and then found my way back to California 1. I decided to scratch Yosemite from the itinerary. It would have been another 400 mile detour and they are still warning of potentially heavy smoke. I traded that for a more leisurely coastal run.
I was really laid back and low key today. I took time to sit ...
... than I had remembered and the food was just so-so. However attached was a store selling all sorts of fresh vegetables at great prices. We picked up two artichokes for $1.50 and a bunch of Brussel sprouts for $1.
We meandered down highway 101, stopping in King City for groceries. We only drove a few miles and John was getting tired. We saw a sign for a campground and decided to turn off. Well, the campground ...
... around in rock pools and then had a beer in one of the bars and watched the sun go down.
In the morning we resumed our journey and made our way up to the visitor's centre of Hearst Castle in San Simeon for our tour. Hearst Castle is a mansion built on a large hill overlooking the ocean and the 250,000 acre estate surrounding it, it was built between 1919 and 1947 and I don't believe it was ever actually completely finished.
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