Day 18 Morro Bay, CA to Monterey, CA


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May 18th 2012
Published: May 19th 2012
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Day 18:

Magees & Hixsons got out of camp just before 9 AM. Hixsons needed to get fuel - - so stopped at about the last station and bought 18 gals of fuel at $4.799/gal. We took CA 1 north up through the Big Sur. Kerry classified the road as an adventure road - - narrow, curvey and LOTS of steep grades both up and down. Got some neat photos. One beach was covered with Elephant Seals (BIG CRITTERS). The ocean was producing some pretty good surf. Saw one surfer (looked to be new at it). After setting up camp in what amounts to a parking lot with hook-ups, we took Magees' van and drove the 17 Mile Drive. Saw a beautiful coast line. Took lots of photos. Found gas at $4.179 - - a lot better than this morning. Weather is on the cool side in Monterey - - highs about 65. After dinner, I went to Safeway for some groceries - - STICKER SHOCK !!!! Food is as expensive here as gas.


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Elephant Seals Elephant Seals
Elephant Seals

Throwing sand over themselves
Kelp bedsKelp beds
Kelp beds

(Darker spots in the picture)
Lower end of a live treeLower end of a live tree
Lower end of a live tree

Outside the Visitors center in Monterey, CA
Oriental TouristOriental Tourist
Oriental Tourist

About to get wet from surf spray
Bird RockBird Rock
Bird Rock

Covered with Cormorants and guano.
The Lone Cyprus Tree.The Lone Cyprus Tree.
The Lone Cyprus Tree.

The Symbol of Pebble Beach.


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