Crystal Lodge Motor Hotel
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Cumulative miles driven: 5,660
We have not seen a "winter's day" in California since we arrived, by the sound of it this sunny and hot weather is very unusual and even though everyone is out enjoying the sun and surf what they really need here is rain. The reservoirs are dry and California is under drought conditions. The rain can hold …
... yet - mozzarella chicken), we are sipping our wine and feeling very happy and we spy a critter in the night time gloom… on closer inspection, it turns out not to be a raccoon as suspected, but a skunk!! Our first!! We know that skunks react badly to being buggered about with (what Wendy actually said was 'don't shine the torch in its face and **** it off, it'll spray you') so we leave the little fella to go off and do his skunk stuff elsewhere. ...
... came an exciting 5 mile descent into Santa Barbara. The CHP closed highway 154 behind us by running a traffic break. That allowed the riders to race down a long steep downhill without any traffic worries. I hit 46 miles an hour for my fastest speed....and several riders went by me at speeds over 50 miles an hour. But the riding news of the day for me was that I hung with the A group into the lunch time finish!!!! My ...
... The castle was built by W.J. Hearst...a wealthy millionaire..who obviously owned a lot of property in the area and wanted to build his own mansion or castle. We decided to back track and see whether we could get another view of elephant seals....we did. Much clearer weather. Could sit there all day and watch them! We then drove back down the coast..onto Cambria..and then onto Morro Bay and then Pismo Beach..this must be a wealthy holiday house destination for Californians. ...
... and right next to the tracks was the barricaded beach. Plovers nest between march and September so the beach is closed and the are hefty fines should you breach it. I don't know who uses the railway from here cos its miles from anywhere but there is a big car park. Was a cold and foggy day so didn't waste any time there, so moved on to Lompoc for lunch, a cute town with street names starting with just a letter. Eg. J street or O ...