Natural rock formation. Notice Mary climbing one handed on the rock.
We continue our adventure around the crescent shaped Monterey Bay.
Just up the road was Natural Bridges State Beach. The park features a natural bridge across a section of the beach. We found the bridge to be home to hundreds of brown pelicans. Wow, do they ever smell awful.
With the fog burning off, we decided to kick it into gear to our next destination…Monterey; site of John Steinbeck’s book “Cannery Row”. Besides the Aquarium, the town is filled with trinket and gift shops. After meeting up with our soul mates (the strong silent types) we headed in for HAPPY hour at a local tavern called Sly McFly’s for some local ale.
The following day we took the 17-Mile Drive scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula, much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses and mansions. Part of it serves as the main road through the exclusive gated community of Pebble Beach.
Beaches on the right and golf courses lined with mansions on the left. What a spectacular place to call home. We found the perfect house for sale on a secluded cove…only $22 million! Needless to
Locals at Natural Bridges
Mary mixing it up with the locals on the beach
say, every beach was different and every vista was simply breathtaking.
Next we arrived in Carmel. We envisioned it to be a quaint little seaside town full of local artists. It was more like walking down 5th
Avenue in New York. I guess if you can afford the $22 million house, you can afford to shop here. We ate lunch at Clint Eastwood’s Hog’s Breath Inn, dining on Sand Dabs; a flat fish similar to white fish in flavor. It was simply delicious.
Headed back to Cannery Row; our dinner was equally good…Hot Fudge Sundae smothered in whipped cream at Ghirardelli’s.
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