El Castell Motel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- 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 …
... gazed upon their waterfall. As we got closer to Monterey, we started to see pampas grass, more and more of it all along the hills, along with anise plants, and more actual wooded areas (before any trees were so spaced out, you could still see all the ground around and through them). The scent was amazing – both the anise and something we couldn’t immediately identify, but suspect now that it’s eucalyptus trees? ...
... grunge to be seen, which I hadn't expected. It was still enjoyable to walk the street knowing Steinbeck had perhaps taken those same routes. We had a taste of clam chowder as the temperatures cooled. We were wearing shorts so we jumped in every other store to warm up. After a few more gift purchases, it was back south on Highway 1 to Big Sur with multiple stops along the way for photo ops.
Highway 1 is an absolutely stunning stretch to drive. The ...
... my interest. The end of the tours marks the end of my time in the Monterey/Carmel area. My next (and final stop), San Francisco. I hop into my little Fiat and start driving along the PCH again. For the next two hours I enjoy watching the sun slowly fall into the ocean, where I take a short detour to Half Moon Bay, to see it dip below for the rest of the night leaving behind a deep oranged-rouge behind in the sky. A few hours later, ...