Day 24 Goodbye Pacific Highway! Hello San Francisco!

Our brekkie was nowhere near as nice as yesterday’s but neither was the accommodation so we didn’t linger.  We packed and set off to wander the utterly gorgeous streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Clint Eastwood was once the mayor and it has strong historical connections to art which is apparently reflected in the building of most of the houses.  It is all incredibly picturesque!  Full of art galleries, restaurants and boutique shops.  We saw some interesting shops including Burns Cowboy!  Another one had an incredible selection of ladies boots!
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We walked down to the beach which was full of very fine white sand and very long.  Gorgeous as all beaches have been.
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Next stop was Monterey.  We headed straight for Fisherman’s Wharf and had a good walk around.  There were seals everywhere.  They were floating asleep in the water, perched on rocks and buoys and one even stranded by the tide high up on a shelf in the wharf.
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We walked down the adjoining beach area on the left of the wharf which was fairly rocky and there were more seals perched precariously on rocks.  We were so busy admiring them that the lapping waves drenched most of our feet…

We moved on and one of the best stops was Pigeon Light House.  It is also a youth hostel which is a fabulous location.Pigeon Light HousePigeon Light HousePigeon Light HousePigeon Light HousePigeon Light House   Pigeon Light House Pigeon Light House Pigeon Light House

On we drove and eventually arrived in San Francisco!  One of our best scenery shots of the coast was 30 minutes outside of San Francisco.  A very useful tip for those who don’t want to drive the whole California 1.

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19 000 steps! Pacific Highway