Monterey Surf Inn
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We made a concerted effort to get away early but the camera saga reached a head. Despite 5 days to deliver there was still no scheduled date of delivery. Sadly we gave up on our camera and got the hotel to forward it to our home address. Felt a huge relief.
The bonus was that as we waited for that days delivery we found time to have breakfast at the Buena Vista- a really great atmosphere.
Set off to Monterey ...
... monster for miles up the valley. The valley
today looks like a detonated mine field. There were three dredges, one of which
they dismantled and shipped off to Peru
to do it all again.
Back to the Fossil Beds: the scenery here is unique. So many hills are peaked or cone shaped; their colours are: brown, red, green, purple, yellow, grey blue. I’m trying to go around the ...
... back to the campground where we parked the car and then headed back down to town on foot. Dinner at the Crown and Anchor again where we had a great evening with two pilots that had flown into Monterey. One was from Portugal and we had fun visiting with them about travel. Don't go to Venice in August. Get tired of hearing that............... because guess what, that is when we will be
... to gaze through the windows.
I did find something I liked but didn't have enough cash - I went looking for an ATM owned by a bank (less fees than a non-bank ATM), but I couldn't find a bank ... wow ... must be ALL credit here !!
Not that far from the old Cannery was an open area with pretty flower beds and another viewing platform. I saw a couple eating soup out of a ...
... that was the scariest road I have ever been on, and I have been on some twisty, turny roads. On the passenger side we were so close to the mountain that I was sure the truck mirror was going to hit it. It couldn't more than inches away. After a good while of this, I had to ask Ken to stop because I was about to hyperventilate. But the road did get better and I was able to enjoy the ...