Monterey Aquarium, Big Sur, Hwy 1, Pismo Beach
Trip Start Sep 08, 2013
32Trip End Oct 07, 2013
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After the aquarium, we headed down Highway 1 towards Pismo Beach, our next overnight stop.
This is the famous road that runs right along the coast and has such a dramatic coastline, beautiful even on a hazy day.
First of all we did a quick portion of 17 mile drive which goes through the beautiful little town of Carmel
Next we started to drive down the coast road. It was not a particularly clear day, but we could still see the rugged cliffs and rocky beaches along the way. It is a long drive as it is winding all the way and lots of people driving slowly taking in the sights.
We stopped to see a huge colony of elephant seals, and were also snuck up on by some very friendly squirrels that Ben patted, our own Dr Dolittle.
We spent the night at Pismo Beach in a very cute hotel with a garden area at the top of the cliff overlooking the beach and the sun setting over the Pacific. We hung out while the sun set, taking photos and playing with Dino the golden retriever.
We had dinner at a BBQ joint called Alex BBQ, where Nathan finally got to have some ribs.