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We left Pismo, heading towards Hearst Castle, 55 miles north up the PCH. However, first we came across the Madonna Inn on the side of the highway. We'd heard about this place, but I'd forgotten that it was on our route. It is a sprawling, very kitsch hotel, with every room themed. We stopped to take pictures and I did enquire about availability, but it was full. Next, we continued to Hearst Castle. We arrived at the visitor centre and had to ...
... late 1920’s. It is really lovely, especially for a courthouse, with murals, inlaid wood, old light fixtures, and art. While we were visiting, there was a Scottish wedding taking place in the mural room (the room looks like a chapel). The bridal march was played on bagpipes and the groomsmen were all in traditional attire and kilts.
Next stop was a farmers market with a detour. On our way to the Santa Barbara Public Market, we stopped at ...
... sunny, breezy afternoon, we decided to go on a four mile hike to see the view points of Carmel. The walk up there was in sandy conditions, not good conditions for my lovely trainers that was for sure! Colm was not too impressed in all of the sand going in his converses either. The hike was worth it to see the views of Carmel but it was certainly breezy up there. It was also the best place for us to come up with a plan for the rest of our ...
... up the hill to look at the corkscrew, which was very awesome. After this we had a drive through the hills & looked at the amazing private homes on the ridges overlooking the sea. We meet at the pier & headed to Route 1 to start our true adventure riding the historic route. Our first stop was the Big Sur. The road was wonderful and we arrived at our lodge for the night in Pfeiffer Park a wonderful & peaceful setting where we chilled out at the bar by the ...
... location saw the seals return in the early 1990s. Since then, the population has exploded to well over 1000 at times. Now we can safely view the seals thanks to the efforts of "Super Friends", set up to protect the seals and their habitat. Just along the coast is the Piedras Biancas Lighthouse.
We then drive to Ragged Point and stop for a bite of lunch. By this time we were starving and you should never stop for food when you are this hungry as ...