Beach Street Inn and Suites
Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
A short ride on the freeway on no 1 then it was on a great coastal road and past Hearst Castle, more sea lions and Ragged point to loo at the start of some great road and the Big Sur with lunch on a hillside cafe .
More great roads past Big Sur and a look at Point Lobos.
We planned to ride through Pebble beaches 17 mile drive but its a …
... how it was in the old days
And what did we learn:
- that originally it was built as a military fort to protect the San Francisco Bay during the gold rush
- that it became a federal prisoner for the ...
... 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.
Gone also are ...
... more time to see the scuba diver. We drove along the 17-Mile Drive, a scenic road through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula. The drive was stunning much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses, mansions and scenic attractions, including the Lone Cypress, Bird Rock and the 5,300-acre Del Monte Forest of Monterey Cypress trees.
The drive serves as the main road through the gated community ...
... to the ballpark tonight, yew!). We went for a night skate to hit up the convenience store which was shut. Super convenient. So we went to the pub instead. Ok! So this is we're stuff gets going. This wasn't just any bar. Or rather Thursday nights aren't no regular night. It's karaoke night baby! This was the most eclectic bunch of people, trailer trash to urban hipsters and a couple of old crows in between. Hilarious! I've got multiple videos. So ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet