El Castell Motel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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WE left Cayucos in the morning and headed north along highway one following the California coast. Along the way Stella spotted a seal, the first taste of the amazing wildlife we were going to see on the coast road. The highway signs showed us where to stop for the sea elephant colony just sout of St Simeon. We could walkalong the board walk and …
Monterey, wow what a beautiful place! After weeks of desert landscapes, the sight of the ocean, white sand and lush green golf courses everywhere was just what the doctor ordered!
The sardine canning business was Monterey's lifeblood for the first half of the 20 th century and the huge old cannery buildings are now converted into …
... to make an example of how plastic is damaging our oceans and marine life. They made sure all of their talks and information boards reinforced the need to look after the ocean and make better choices.
Our favorite parts of the Aquarium were the Sea Otters and the Seven Gill Sharks. Never seen either before so this was well worth it. The Sea Otters were awesome and so funny. They would just lay on their backs with their food lying on their belly and swim ...
... We decided to go back to watch the otters being fed and stimulated by different activities, this time making sure we had a seat, but downstairs, so we only saw them as they dived, or played with a ball on the surface. Such fascinating creatures who seem to enjoy performing for an audience.
I can see now why Karen and her son love going there on a regular basis.
... but quote the coming-of-age novel, Perks of Being a Wallflower, "...and in that moment, I swear we were infinite". Simply breathtaking.
As it was getting dark and about to rain, we turned back around halfway through our drive. With absolutely no connection out there, we didn't want to risk getting lost at night. Goodness knows what we missed for the rest of the 17-Mile Drive. We stopped at Cannery Row on the way back to ...