The next morning we got up and headed off early to have breakfast at the wharf.. we had the most amazing pancakes in a little sea-side shack! Then we headed on a 17 mile scenic drive which was incredible!! The views along the coast are amazing! We stopped at a beach where about 100 elephant seals were laying.. we were surprised at how big they were... they were MASSIVE!! .. Such funny creatures! After taking lots of touristy shots and had a good giggle at the seals we kept going until we got to Pismo Beach. :)
On the way to Monterey we stopped at Santa Cruz where there is a famous funfair on the beach. We spent 2 hours there going on all of the rides which were really fun but really painful!! They had one of the oldest rollerocatser there and you could tell because it just julted you around with no consideration for your back or neck!! haha but good all the same.. just instead of screaming we shouted 'OUCH OUCH OUCH'. After this we went to San Juan where the famous San Andres fault line is. Its like something out of an old Western film.. deserted streets and old falling down houses. It was such a cute place though.. very quaint and it was boiling hot so we had an ice-cream from the ice cream parlour and had a little explore! After this we headed to the hotel which was absolutely huge and pretty luxurious but we wernt really there long enough to explore.