Trip Start Dec 12, 2008
28Trip End ??? ??, 2010
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As we headed south, we noticed the scenery changing, with the hills getting higher and the cliffs getting steeper.
At about midday, we entered the region known as the 'big Sur', which can best be described as the US equivalent of the Great Ocean Road. It is aproximately 90 miles of cliffside driving that sticks to the coast the whole way.
We stopped off at many points along the way, half the time for taking photos and the other half the time for resting my foot, which had constantly been braking, accelerating, braking, accelerating for hours on end.
At the other end of the very windy stretch of road, we ended up at a beach where a bunch of elephant seals had just given birth!
We arrived at our hotel at San Simeon around 5 and went to a local grocery store to buy our all american christmas food. This consisted of turkey hotdogs, potato chips, and country fried microwave chicken! To wash it all down, we got a bottle of coke and some fairly horrid tasting Californican chardonnay.
Overall, a great but tiring day, glad to be in bed now!