Day 30 - Monterey - California
Trip Start Oct 13, 2012
38Trip End Nov 19, 2012
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After watching these guys loll about for a bit we then headed to nearby Hearst Castle. This place was built by William Randolph Hurst, who was filthy rich (family money) and was involved in publishing, politics and movies. He was married and had five children with his wife, but then he took up with actor Marion Davis in the mid 1920s. His wife left him, but refused to divorce him. But being unable to marry didn't stop William and Marion living in sin together at Hearst Castle (they called it the ranch at San Simeon)
You could spend a week looking around Hearst Castle, but alas as we didn't have a week we pushed on.
We went through the beautiful Big Sur portion of the coast road lined with Californian redwoods. It is very peaceful and serene in this part of the world. However there were a lot of roadworks being done over night so we didn't stay there as the serenity would have disappeared at dusk when the road work machines started up, what a bummer, still nice to know we've seen some of it.
So with that out of the picture for our night's stay we headed to Monterey.
After a day of winding roads we thought our legs could do with a stretch and walked through downtown Monterey and stumbled on a 1950s car show, complete with Californian retro rock band, so hung out there for a few tunes for a while. Then we wandered along the wharf and had more delicious fresh seafood for dinner at Crabby Jim's.
A long and busy day, but all fantastic, great to see this part of the coast.