Carousel Beach Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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What a difference it made having a cool outside temperature when we slept! Darren knew that the SeaBright parking filled up early so headed over there at 5am to finish our sleep and enjoy a beachfront view.
For the next few hours we watched and saw Dolphins playing around and lots of Californian Sea Lions too. It was pretty chilly out and there was a lot of mist which felt so nice compared to the heat for once.
This is probably the coldest day we've had in ...
... for the week and got unpacked. Sunday was a quiet day as we were a little tired from the past two weeks on the road traveling through Northern California and Oregon. Monday was Pebble Beach day which had to be a blog itself. We are still talking about that day and probably will be for a long time! Tuesday was another quiet day but Wednesday we headed to the Santa Cruz Wharf and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. The wharf is the longest ...
... our way mid-morning and had another long drive ahead of us. Before arriving at Karijini NP we stopped at a town called Tom Price which is a mining town and had a relative charm to it enough to stock up on supplies for Karijini and have a quick lunch before heading out. Because Karijini NP has no shops or restaurants, before you enter you need to get all food and fuel supplies, this includes water. One thing I will never forget trying to work out was how much water to take. I worked out ...
... road it was a lovely drive. Made it to Santa Cruz early arvo, booked a hotel on "Hotels combined.com" and headed to the Boardwalk. It was late arvo by the so some stores had closed. Checked into the motel then headed to Main Street for dinner.
Headed back to the room for some TV and a sleep. Best thing about this motel was the WI Fi and location. Motel was quite dated and in need of a revamp but suited us for the night. ...
... charge visitors a $20 toll to drive on their main drag. What a way to keep out the riff raff! I drove right through Monterey to a spot west of town on the bay where I know a bunch of harbor seals nurse their young on a beach. We watched then for a while and then drive south past the 17 Mile Road and Junipero Serra's mission to the north end of the Big Sur coast. Here is a wonderland called Point Lobos by the Spanish long ago because of the "sea ...