On Saturday we drove through Big Sur along the Pacific Coast Highway. The road hugs the coastline and you’re almost always in sight of the sea. It’s a wild and rugged coast with beautiful little coves and beaches along it. However, for the first half of every day it is almost invariably blanketed by coastal fog.
When we reached Carmel we went on the 17 mile scenic drive and viewed elephant seals. We stayed overnight in Salinas (the birthplace of John Steinbeck), just east of Monterey.
Today we drove to San Francisco. We first visited Golden Gate Park so Sue could have another look at the botanical gardens, then I dropped her off at the hotel and returned the car to Hertz.
In the last five and a half weeks we clocked up 5,656 miles, visited 14 states and stayed in 26 different hotels!
Three nights here and then it’s back to sunny Lowestoft, where we can start planning our next trip!
PS We’re staying at the Sheraton at Fisherman’s Wharf. This is easily the classiest place we’ve stayed but is disappointing for two reasons: AMC is not among the 72 TV channels listed, so no Mad Men tonight, and it is the only hotel we have stayed in that expects you to pay for wi-fi, all the others have provided it free!