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- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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... enough time to explore the state park and hope to catch sight of the garter snakes and seals that are often seen in this area. Sure enough, when we got down on the beach, a helpful gentleman pointed out the seal swimming around the rocky outcrop in front of us. So we just sat with our flask of coffee and watched for the seals to pop up nearby - a lovely start to the day. No snakes though. The ride to Santa Cruz had some tricky hills ...
... marine life at the touch tanks, by the kelp forest exhibit, and in the open sea exhibit, where we watched sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, bluefin and yellow fin tuna, dolphin fish, and sun fish swim circles in the dark, blue tank. We gazed in awe at the resident giant octopus, who gave us quite the show, cruising around the tank determined to evoke "oohs and ahhs" from the audience. To wrap up our aquarium experience, we stepped onto ...
... got to see a Mother Sea Lion & her pup playing in the water not too far from us. Then, they came out of the water onto some rocks so the pup could grab a morning snack.
Our next stop was Elephant Seal beach. There is a rookery of an estimated 20,000 elephant seals along a 6 mile stretch of Hwy 1. A large portion congregate on one beach. During May, the female seals & adolescent males spend a month on the beach ...
... from the tracts of arrow straight roads across the prairies, the coastal route of Highway 101 and now Highway 1 which I've been riding, have an elevation profile which looks similar to an ECG trace. Sharp peaks and troughs on the map translate into narrow, ribbon like roads which soar and dip around the coast. I know I complained about prairie riding but at present I would sell my soul for a bit of flat tarmac, just for a few miles.
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