Day 71: Cayucos to Plaskeet Creek

Posted: May 23, 2014 in America: Miami to San Francisco

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Goodbye Michelle and Garrett – after a wonderful evening of conversation whilst over looking the beach and watching the sun set! I thought the message above my headboard was a lovely touch too πŸ™‚ I wolfed down breakfast and coffee and headed north… With my BRAND NEW tyre (many many thanks)

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Route 1:

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Pit stop in Cambria for water and a snickers bar – small 1920’s village – pretty and catering for locals as well as tourists travelling the coast road.

San Simeon for a spot of Elephant Seal watching. Girls laying on the beach while boys honked and smashed each other up in the shallow tide.

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Ragged point – posh hotel, restaurant and food outlets. A spectacular viewing point for the cliffs and ocean as buildings are nestled on a small ridge jutting out slightly from the side of the mountain. Lots of tourists from China/Korea and about 50 Harley Davidson riders out on a mega ride.

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Just saw the most ridiculous use of a ‘go pro’ camera ever. Were they Mountain Biking? Sky diving? Kite surfing? Speed racing? No, they were driving in their luxury saloon holding it out the window… Extreme sports or what!?

Through Gorda, who’s fresh water Springs have been attracting travellers since 1878! The gold rush saw a boom in local interest and population. A collection of 1920/30’s wooden beachside style buildings clinging on the cliff road –Β  consisting of a petrol station, small village shop, restaurant and bespoke rooms/cottages if you have the funds. Free coffee and hot dog and advice on camping.

http://www.gordaspringsresort.com

Home for the night – costing $5, however camp hosts have fed me clam chowder, sandwiches, cheese, peanuts, fruit and Pepsi for free πŸ™‚

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Expenditure $12.74

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