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... the waves so everyone got photos. He also showed us the Monteray tress that are everywhere and are used by the Pacific Monarch butterfly to cling to whilst they sleep for the winter before migrating.
We passed a house that Clint Eastwood owned before moving to Carmel and the spot where John Denver crashed his plane and died.
Then we drove on to Pebble Beach. It is a gated community where tourists have to pay $9 a car to get in to. It has ...
After bringing Chraley to the kennel, we drove quite a distance to get to Monterey. We are staying here for about 2 weeks in our family cottage in Cannery Row and visiting local historic museums and parks. I feel as if I can't relate or feel at home In cannery Row anymore. Before we go to leave I will kiss my hometown goodbye and all it's ...
... Steinbeck, you would really enjoy this museum. The Robobank Agriculture Museum was added later to the same building. The museum describes the life of Steinbeck and particularly talks about his various works, both fiction and non-fiction. Steinbeck held a lot of different jobs, particularly after he left Stanford after one year. He worked as a field laborer, supervisor for bindlestiffs (aka casual workers), lab worker, ...
... colours and kind of marbled. Then we got back in and continued our drive (but now more awake!)
A little further on I noticed a sign for an 'elephant seal view point' so curiosity caused the need for investigation. Pulling in to the parking lot we could see it was quite busy. We walked along to the end with a boarded viewing platform overlooking the beach. Sprawled out on the sand below there were hundreds of elephant seals! They were ...
LK: I do love the Pacific Ocean (especially from the other side), and we were well rewarded for reaching the West Coast of the States with a stunning, if quite demanding, drive; appealing shades of blue; and wildlife you don't get to see every day. Majestic pelicans sweeping across the near-shore ocean surface, and elephant seals which were so massive that we thought they were boulders on the beach from a distance. Apparently these are just the young 'uns, so the ...
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