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... Hard to really describe so I will just let the picture of us speak for itself. Our next stop was at Pebble Beach (which is an extremely fancy and world famous golf resort with accompanying neighborhood). At first we didn’t realize that you needed to pay $10 in order to get on “17 mile drive” (the only road that takes you through the resort and neighborhood) so we actually just turned around. However, as we started to ...
1 Sep - 1 Oct
So after a truly memorable time on the East coast of a Australia and experiencing a very diverse range of wildlife, scenery and culture it was time to see how the West coast faired up. To remind our readers, the West coast was a very late inclusion into our itinerary after some serious thought into when we would be back here in the years to come. The flights across to Perth from Melbourne were more expensive than flights to Bali, and comparable to heading to ...
... br> This wasn't just rv camping but tent camping too and when you looked up into the hills there were tents scattered everywhere.
The friendly children that the kids met in the short time we were there seemed to part of a holy group that were staying at the site and on our way out we noticed churches on every corner in Carmel. It's a big Bible Belt area (des's words not mine)!
Foot on the gas we were on our was to San Fran ...
Found an amazing restaurant called Rocky Point (10 miles south of Carmel) for lunch and took a reasonable walk.
Arrived to San Simeon and booked into our worst hotel ever. Completely soulless and no facilities. Cheered ourself up by going to the beach but too dangerous to swim so just paddled.
Went back up the road to see the Elephant Seals on the beach - crazy animals. They are so ...
... sweat doing the Pfeiffer Falls trail followed by the Valley view trail. Here we got to see a few of the big trees that we now love so much.
We debated doing the Carmel 17 mile drive but after a day of winding roads and lacking some much needed food, we just did a quick stroll around Carmel, showered up in our Monterey hotel and headed to our favorite spot for dinner in these parts. Hula's on Lighthouse ave did not disappoint, and as ...