Navy Lodge Monterey
Travel Blogs from Monterey
Today we drove from Atascadero to Monterey along the Pacific Coast Highway. We stopped just north of San Simeon to see the elephant seals which were shrouded in fog. Then we stopped at Ragged Point to see the views. On the way out to the point you couldn't see the ocean but in the short time it took to return the fog had mostly cleared. Next we made our way to Big Sur for lunch at Nepenthe. The weather was perfect and we sat outside ...
... I may be prone to exaggeration a little). The view back down was stunning, the hydrangeas were beautiful and yes I can officially agree, it is the most crooked street I've ever seen. We then walked down the street, which I found not too bad...Richard moaned this time! (About his left knee and hips, I think, I didn't listen too much as I was just over joyed to be breathing normally again!... Sorry Rich) We then went back to the hotel, gathered ...
... the sea otters. There are 4 otters in the aquarium, and they all came as orphans from the wild. They are called Rosa, Gidget, ivy and Kit. They were very playful. They have the finest fur in the animal kingdom but they have to constantly clean it to keep themselves warm. Sea Otters are also interesting because they are one of the few mammals that use tools, for example they use rocks to smash the shells of crabs to get to their ...
... in bumper to bumper traffic, I checked the user manual and discovered the car had heated seats, both of which were on. Given it was about 22 degrees, I probably didn't require those. I also finally managed to work out where the aircon was. It would have helped if the button on the dash had A/C on it but it didn't. With those two modifications the ride was a lot more comfortable.
It was around 2pm and I hadn't had anything to eat or ...
... English. A fake Tudor cottage sells English candy, another sells teapots and cups. There are a lot of designer and arty shops too. It's cute but not a place to buy stuff.
Next we drive to Big Sur, where we are staying at Ripplewood Resort. The drive is beautiful, the views more spectacular than the previous day and we make lots of photo stops along the way. We pass pelicans and condors, and when we get to our cabin surrounded by a forest of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed