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06 March 2014

Baja Bound, Part 6


Healdsburg California to San Simeon California


It is the 18th of October 2013 and we started out the day with a nice leisurely breakfast. The weather pre-cast was good and there was not a cloud in the sky.

Fog bank with Golden Gate Bridge coming through the fog on top.
Top of the Golden Gate Bridge showing above the fog
We were excited and hoped that we would be able to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in beautiful sunshine.

After a short drive we arrived in the Bay area and all we could see was the top of the bridge for a few seconds, the fog just rolled in and it was thick as pea-soup. So we crossed  the Golden Gate Bridge in fog.

Anders and Olga (that's our GPS) did a great job driving through San Francisco. We had decided to drive the #1 Hwy along the coast south.

Coffee shop in Monterey
Time for coffee.

In Monterey we found a funky coffee place with fantastic croissants and Latte to match. There were some great signs on the walls in this cafe

"Dream until your dreams come through"

or how about

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pas, it's about learning to dance in the rain"

This part of the California coast, Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur is spectacular and beautiful.

Anders standing on a bluff overlooking the California Coast Line.
Anders overlooking the California Coast Line.
Way more traffic than further north, but the road is a little wider and not quite as many curves.

We stopped at the Hearst Castle, but the tours for the viewings were all full. We did take a tour of the museum in the Visitor Center. A good lesson in American life in the early 20th century. How the Rich and Famous became and stayed famous and rich.

Anders asked, Liz are these logs on the beach, I said yes. Well, after looking again, there were moving around. Here in San Simeon on the beach, the Stellar Sea lions were lying in the sun. The harem keeper bull was busy with all his females. He was also busy defending his position against all the young bulls challenging him at his ultimate right to be the top guy. Apparently about 95 percent of all the young bulls will never be able to mate!

We stayed in San Simeon in the Hotel 6. A clean and friendly place to stay after a long, but interesting day.

More pictures from this part of the trip on line.


Click on any of the links below to go to other parts of this wonderful trip.

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