Monthly Archives: September 2011

Carmel

Carmel is as it sounds: a gentle, sweet seaside town which reminded me slightly of certain pockets of the Isle of Wight (especially when the sea mist was in). We stayed in a cosy bed and breakfast, complete with porch … Continue reading

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Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant (886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA) The restaurant at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is well worth a visit, if not for the reasonably priced food, then at least for the panoramic view, enhanced by the placement of table … Continue reading

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Big Sur

Nepenthe Restaurant (48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA) Nestled in the hills above Big Sur is Nepenthe Restaurant and café. Once an infamous bohemian hang out, famously patronised by Henry Miller, Steve McQueen, Kim Novak and the like, some remnants from … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz

New Leaf Community Market (1134 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA) Community markets, such as the New Leaf, are another big feature in California. This store had a great range of produce, with local food being the priority next to organic items … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz

We arrived in Santa Cruz just in time to catch a stunning sunset. Living up to its ‘free and easy’ reputation, the beach was filled with barbecues and the air of wood smoke as people began to light the first … Continue reading