Del Monte Pines
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A nice place, especially if you like golf!
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Monterey Breakfast at hotel which was self service and featured nice blueberry bagels. Then walk to cannery row and pick up Surrey ( 4 person bike) and head north on cycle path. Good fun and have to stop at Lovers gate ( surreys not allowed any further). Have a brief wander and meet squirrels/ dassi things. Take bike back and then back to hotel to …
On Tuesday 21st October we left Santa Cruz and continued our journey south to Monterey. We only made one quick stop at Capitola Beach then continued on our way.
I did a bit of research on the way down, using the trusty Rough Guide, and it looked like there was going to be lots to see and do in this place so a few nights stay was on the cards. When we got to Monterey we thought we would try the HI Hostel first, and this one had plenty of availability so finally we ...
Monday we'd earmarked to go to the aquarium in Monterey, with Joan and her daughter Karen.
As Karen lives in the area, she gets a season ticket to this fabulous place and this also allows guests to come in with her.
First display to take our eye was the sea otter enclosure, and they were being fed. How fascinating to watch them lie on their backs while ...
... while the town was having a Farmer's Market so great fruit to be had. We stayed in the Monterey Hotel which is in the centre of town and been there since 1904. Lovely old place but no lift to the third floor- the porter earned his tip.
Had a wander round the town and onto Fisherman's Wharf. Lovely light and very busy. First swim in the Pacific for James, Ruth and Tom- too cold for me. This whole Pacific coast so far ...
... on so he decided to start a fire again in order to make s'mores. Queue more toilet paper and grass smouldering and smoke inhalation.
That evening we watched the stars come out slowly and the visibility where we were was amazing. In terms of night sky. However it being dark, it was difficult to see much else, and the smell of our food had attracted many critters. Not really a wild girl, I was feeling very alert to all the ...