Los Padres Motel
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... stream flowing down a rock, rather than a waterfall. Despite the waterfall not being quite as we had expected, the view was absolutely fantastic! After stretching our legs we headed back to the car to continued our drive to Monterey. We pulled up at the motel where the receptionist greeted us with a friendly welcome. She gave us our room key to another lovely comfortable room. It seemed too good to be ours for the next two days! After unpacking we headed out for ...
... sights. The place is nothing short of amazing; a mix of garden design and arts museum mixed with the stunning views of the valley below and the hills behind the castle. Unfortunately, centerpiece Neptune pool is empty due to maintenance so we have to settle for a view of the ceramic tile bowl that is the would-be pool. It only takes away part of the experience, and the massively astounding Roman pool ...
... a whole cow's rib cage between us. Well, we didn't finish it, just got through the first 6 gigantic ribs, got 6 left for breakfast! Ha ha!
Funny moment of the night? When I tried to sample one of the sweet treats and the stall owner asked me to carry on talking... Oh no! It's official I'm an Aussie, and sound like one too!!
Another great day on the bike and an awesome last night out on the road..
Trip distance: 142.7 miles / 230km
Riding time: 10:00am - ...
... superb vistas of sea, cliffs, rocky island and the occasional seal colony. Lunch is at Ragged Point. We think we are stopping at a normal road stop, but find ourselves in a beautiful garden setting with food to match and humming birds to boot.
At Pismo Beach, I escape to explore the wines of Edna Valley, every bit like Australian wine regions. The evening is spent capturing ...
... it in a boring minivan. After our 9 hour drive from Port Reyes, we arrived at our hotel for the night. For anyone looking for this thrill, this road is Mountain View Road and it leads from Manchester to Ukiah (Rt 253) – but consider yourself warned.
The next morning, we headed to a campsite inside the Redwood Forest National Park on the beach, called the Gold Bluff. We heard that this campsite was considered a hidden gem ...