Monterey Bay for Merryn's Birthday and San Simeon

Trip Start Feb 06, 2014
Trip End Jul 02, 2014

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

As we headed south down the west coast towards Los Angeles we had 2 stopovers.

Our first was spending 2 nights in Monterey Bay.

While there we celebrated Merryn's birthday. To celebrate we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is one of the best aquariums in the world. The place was huge and kept us busy for a number of hours. It is also situated right on the bay so the outside is very picturesque.


We checked out part of the bay and the seals that inhabited the pier. That evening we went to a fancy seafood restaurant which was also on the water.

The next day we drove to San Simeon. The road was as nice as the great ocean road. The drive would have taken 2 hours but we made the most of it and stopped about 20 times to do and see things along the way and therefore it took us the whole day to get to San Simeon.

Along the way we visited Pebble Beach which is home to of some of the worlds best golf courses and competitions and features stunning views and amazing houses.

 We also did a few short walks one in a state park where we there were Giant Red Wood trees, other walks were along the coast where we saw sea otters, waterfalls, seals, massive elephant seals and we even spotted some whales!


We stayed at San Simeon for one night and the next day headed to Hollywood...  


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Pablo on

Wow that looks amazing. You totally missed out on the most awesome thunderstorms on the weekend. Way more exciting. ;-)

joeandmez on

We just flew and walked through one here in Portland. Got pretty wet haha. I take it the weather is starting to get bad back in Melbourne

Jeanette on

Great birthday outing xx

joeandmez on

Thanks I had a lovely day.

Scott Mitton on

Looks fun guys. Glad u had a nice birthday mez.

joeandmez on

Thanks, I had a great time :)

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