Pismo Beach

Trip Start May 14, 2013
Trip End Jun 27, 2013

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Flag of United States  , California
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Onto the final stretch now! Leisurely brekkie in Monterey and in the car heading south after 10am. Stopped at a few of the lookouts as the scenery is stunning down the coast. Also stopped to look at a beach packed full of elephant seals sunning themselves they obviously all like the same piece of beach even tho there was a whole huge coastline to choose from.
Lunch was in a quaint little town which had lots of shoppy shops and a couple of cool galleries Andrea and I got ourselves these neat necklaces made from butterfly wings (no butterflies harmed in the making of our necklaces all died from natural causes apparently).
Arrived in Pismo beach around 4pm and did a wander round their farmers market on the pier. Found a bike hiring place that did Segways which we had wanted to do since we saw them when we went to the beach with Sal and Brian.
Learning to ride was a bit tough balance being a bit of a worry but after a safety video and a practice we were off.
We started on the beach thinking safe landing and all that and were doing ok till Stephen managed to fall off going up the ramp off the beach - he was ok - so off we went like pro's on the road, was ok till we got a bit stuck on the main road so turned back and headed back to the beach, one intersection was a bit hairy but I did survive it much to the others surprise.
Stephen had a couple more incidents he reckons his machine was arguing with him...uhuh!
As we hit the beach the change from concrete to sand thru Andrea and she had a bit of a spill but was up again and off no harm done. Had a good play on the beach Stephen again managed to fall off and tried to take me with him this time...got his machine a bit sand logged but did surprisingly get it going again, with five minutes to spare were heading back to the shop when Andrea again got thrown by either the change in surface or the ledge to the ramp and managed a great fall....very spectacular which resulted in 4 stitches and a visit to the hospital, bit of a sobering way to finish the afternoon. All things considered without the fall would have been awesome fun!
Late dinner after the hospital visit and bit of packing and bed - ready for our nearly last day before the cruise.
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