Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Morro Bay
Trip Start Jul 06, 2003
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There was a lot of people and cars around and at one point we wondered why so many cars were parked and it looked like the beach was crowded with people but on closer inspection the beach was packed with Elephant Seals enjoying the sun and some putting up a fight in the water.
A few miles further on we came to Hearst Castle. As soon as we got into the visitor centre I reckon I smelled a tourist trap! $24 a ticket for a guided tour of a building that you could hardly see 15 minutes away up a hill in a bus, no brochures and not much to tell you what you were paying $24 for
So it was a nice place for lunch and on the road again until we came to Morro Bay which looked like a good place to stop. Days Inn wanted $97pn, another near the beach wanted $79 for an upstairs room and then we saw Anchor Inn - looked rather old but we had a coupon book which said they had rooms for $32!! When we went in and asked they said they could do an upstairs room for $47 inc tax!! For $47 we weren't expecting much but it has a fridge, microwave, wi fi internet and breakfast, what more could you ask.
Morro Bay has one of the last commercial fishing fleets along the coast, so it was a feed of fish and chips for tea tonight. We took them around to the beach to eat in the car and in front of us in the harbor were two sea otters relaxing on their back, then we drove further around to watch some people surfing and there was an otter surfing the waves alongside the surfers.