Travel Blogs from Monterey
... got on a bus and were ferried up the mountain - and I mean mountain, hairpin bends - to the castle. It has 165 rooms, 38 of which are bedrooms - taken on a guided tour - how could one person spend so much money on such opulence - he did get into financial trouble in his old age and had to sell the newspaper ...
... which cruise the coastline and the literature of John Steinbeck who wrote Cannery Row, which I have never heard of, and Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote Treasure Island, which I have heard of and read, both of whom lived in and wrote about the Monterey area. Eventually, this even put the note taker to sleep, but not before she had blown up her inflatable neck pillow. Leaving San Francisco we drove along The Embarcadero, past the cruise ship terminal, the Bay Bridge and the ...
... eco friendly let's preserve fish life in all its wonders' ethos of the aquarium. The film of the otter cub Luna was heartwarming and we followed it with the otter feeding session. It was a little over-crowded, but we were still able to see the otters as they were fed and put through their paces. They really seem to have their own characters and were having fun together playing with some 'toys' in their tank. There is a viewing terrace outside which we explored. I was ...
... out the BART station however I discovered a Westfield shopping centre at the end of Powell … they must have an optometrist in there I thought, so in we went.
We eventually found one right at the top level but it was close “Back in 15 minutes” was written on a Post It Pad. We sat and waited and noted someone else wanted to see the shop. After several minutes a young woman opened up the shop and in we went.
... sit there and look at it all day.
We are booked for an official elephant seal tour in two days time but we've been given a hot tip that there is a good place to stop on this part of the drive to catch a peek of the big smelly beasts. OK, well apparently we probably might as well cancel our 'tour' since there are more elephant seals here at such a close distance that I have ever seen in my life.
Next stop was a quick stop ...
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