Thursday, October 29, 2009
Day 25 - Pebble Beach - Carmel - Big Sur
Lynne and I both thought the same thing when we woke up this morning. We're tired of driving. We want to go lay down in our own bed somewhere. We want to go the store and buy some food, bring it home and cook it. We talked a bit and decided to put some miles behind us today. There are tons of beautiful things to look at, but at this point and time, we're tired "Enough of this beauty, lets get somewhere!"
Well, it was a good idea, but the wrong place for that decision. Pebble Beach, Carmel, and Big Sur! I think this stretch of highway holds the most beautiful scenery anywhere.
We took our time and drove the 17 mile tour through Pebble Beach. Carmel is just beautiful, even if it is the most expensive town in America, and Big Sur! 90 miles of the most coast line vistas!
We got through Big Sur and decided to drive on for another hour to Morrow Bay. We passed more beaches as we got close and, at one beach we both looked at what we thought were hundreds of dead seals on the beach. we pulled in and found they were seals, elephant seals to be more exact. We met a guide on the beach who filled us in on the story of these seals. Their info is at www. ElephantSeal.org The short story is that these huge seals, travel 5,000 miles to breed. When we saw them today, they were females, just resting on the beach., getting ready for the males and breeding season which starts in a month or so.
We'll see if tomorrow gives us less beautiful views. maybe we'll make some miles tomorrow. Our plan right now is to try to make Palm Beach by dinner time.