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Cambria, CA. A three day getaway


By TasteyG


When we first got into town we stopped at the San Simeon State park and walked on the pier.

Next we went to see the elephant seals resting on the shore after their long migration from Alaska. To learn more about elephant seals go to:

Female pup

Male. He was waving and I missed it!

Close-up of male

It was so windy there on the shore! The kind of wind that you can lean into and not fall. There were these crows that were perched on the fence and I was amazed that they could hold on so steady with all that blustering wind!

It was nice to visit this town off season. It’s a small seashore town that gets pretty crowded in the summer months. We visited Hearst Castle for our second tour. It’s very lavish. I took some photos. There’s a no flash rule, it deteriorates the goods. The outside photos came out nicely. The photos of the interior, not as nice…lack of light and tripod. The tour is quick paced and doesn’t allow for a lot of dawdling time.
Here’s a link for more information on Hearst Castle:

I’ll post more of my pics of Hearst Castle with my regular photos.

We did some peir fishing. I caught a minuscule bullhead fish and released it.
Jeff caught a smelt and a perch. We ate the smelt last night along with some shrimp. His mom ate the perch.
We stayed at a little place called the Fogcatcher Inn and a few doors down there was a lovely succulent garden. I snapped a few shots to share with you GOYs.
I think Sandra would have loved this garden.

There were also lots of birds to see here, seagulls, blackbirds, crows, pelicans and beutiful sunsets.

And of course I had to stop by my favorite nursery while in town. It’s a gift shop/nursery. We bought some succulents there and picked up a couple more at another nursery, plus some blue-eyed grass. I haven’t photographed those plants yet. I’ll post those with my regular photos later.
Hope you enjoyed The San Simeon area :)

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great tour~ thank you!

12 Dec, 2008


Wow! What beautiful photos. Looks like a great place to visit. :-)

12 Dec, 2008


Fantastic photography.
Thanks for sharing your interesting visit with us. :o)

13 Dec, 2008


Loved going to see all those places with you, very interesting blog.

13 Dec, 2008


Thanks for a having a look. Glad that you all liked the trip :)

13 Dec, 2008


Lovely Tastey. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. It seems funny to me to see a hummingbird at this time of year. LOL.

13 Dec, 2008


Forget about that Elephant seal link. If you want the truth about the Elephant Seals. Contact me.

How strange, just yesterday during lunch I related my Elephant seal stories to Jim during lunch. Suddenly, he stopped eating and suggested that another time might be better to finish the tale.

I did work for the UCSC Oceanograhic, Marine Biology depts. I thought they might be good tie-ins for my Psych. degree.

So I put on my flippers, humped into the zodiac and off we went..

Tastey, will know of Ano Neuvo Island. I lived there!

14 Dec, 2008


great pictures. i will put san simeon on my list for when i travel the world (in my dreams). thanks for the tour.

16 Dec, 2008


It looks an interesting place. I liked the photos of the succulents.

16 Dec, 2008

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