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We couldn't help ourselves - we bought 6 delicious wines.
The gardens are really lovely here and maintained by our new friend 'Moon Glow' - a lovely American Indian of the Wintun tribe. Who was quite a character but very fun he suggested our next winery which was the Sterling Vineyard, formerly owned by an Englishman called Peter Newton, so off we headed.
The Sterling Vineyard is ...
Managed to find Alannah and Jen, yay! we were late (typical us) but I figured Alannah would know me well enough to expect it. We had a catchup in their room, swapping jetlag problems, shopping finds, places we had been amd things we had seen, before heading out. The entrance to their hotel is amazing! the ceiling is painted like the sky and I swear it moves, the ground floor is set up to give a Paris street feel, I loved it!
I got a ...
... back the car to Gary who will take over the rest of the trip into SF tomorrow. Tonight we will endeavour to pack our bags as we will be cleaning out the car and leaving our luggage in Sausalito before taking the car into town. We will spend the afternoon in SF before getting the ferry back. Honestly I think Gary has bought more stuff than me, which is totally not like him. I have had some trouble posting yesterday's news so unless I can get it to go tonight there may be a gap in our ...
Picked Jacob up in Monterey and headed straight to Big Sur. It was nothing that I had imagined. I was expecting lil beach towns with beach combers galore, quite the contrary. There were vacationers, but sparse. The place had a local vibe to it more than a touristy one. There were maybe 4 gas station/stores along the 70 mile stretch of Hwy 1. To get supplies to these remote resorts is difficult and so everything was pricey!!!$$$$ Our first night's stay in Big Sur was at Fernwood Resorts. ...
... areas in California being protected by mountains it's ideal. Very hot here. About 32C.
We are staying in a huge spa and golf resort, it was the cheapest we could find www.silveradoresort.com. Expensive area. Our 'room' is a good 10 minute walk from the main 'mansion'.
Tomorrow will take pictures and give valley report.