17.01.2012 - 17.01.2012
Our last morning in San Francisco and we had one more thing to do before we started our trip down the coast - a drive over to Sausalito, a quaint little town on the other side of the bay. So we headed over the Golden Gate bridge and strolled around Sausalito, enjoying the lovely old buildings and views back over San Francisco. After a return trip over our favorite bridge we started the 2 1/2 hour drive down to Monterey. It's an old fishing town right in the heart of golf country. While the most well known course would have to be Pebble Beach (open to the public for a mere $495 a round!!), there are loads of other courses around as well.
We spent the afternoon in Monterey's Cannery Row - shops and restaurants all in the converted old canneries. We had lunch at a seafood place that sat out over the sea and then spent ages watching the otters (a feature of Monterey) playing amongst the kelp just off the shore. We finished the day with a drive around the coastline around a neighbouring town, Pacific Grove, which was gorgeous. A rough, rocky coastline with the occasional white sandy beach, but what really excited the boys was when they spotted a NFL ground with a high school team training on it!! Off to Pebble Beach tomorrow and then on down to Carmel (Clint Eastwood country!) before heading further on down state highway 1.