Contestants in the Individual and Professional categories will be whipping up their unique takes on the creamy stew, so be sure to vote for your favorite. Get your fill of Boston and Manhattan chowders along with entertainment on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Check out the new Great White Shark now on exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
“The young shark, a four-foot, seven-inch male weighing 43 pounds, was collected by their husbandry staff on August 18 near Marina del Rey, California. Since then, the shark has been in an ocean holding pen while they confirmed that he was feeding consistently and swimming comfortably in the enclosure. On August 31 they brought him to the Aquarium and placed him in the million-gallon Open Sea exhibit. They hope he’ll remain on exhibit for several months helping to change public attitudes and promote protection for this magnificent and much-maligned ocean predator.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is in their 10th season of white shark field research and are learning things that will help protect these remarkable animals for future generations.”
Checkout one family blogger’s experience on the Central Coast:
Just arrived in Buellton, Santa Barbara county after an excellent drive down the” PCH” from Carmel, taking in the amazing Coastal scenery of the Big Sur – dramatic cliffs, huge pacific surf and hair-pin bendy roads (another RV navigational challenge)! Had a great lunch-time stop at a restaurant called Nepenthe in the heart of the Big Sur.
Monterey and Carmel were superb – the whale watching was the undoubted highlight with us being extremely lucky in seeing a couple of killer whales and also spending a great few hours in the impressive Aquarium in Monterey.
Tomorrow we are taking in some winery visits in the Santa Ynez wine area and then an afternoon on the beach near Santa Barbara.
Probably time to return the RV as I have started to assess the various merits of the different RV ‘s around the campgrounds – may need some serious help from friends and family to talk me out of entering the dark world of caravanning when we return to the UK. Thanks in advance!
“Literary history on the Central Coast of California is rich with the likes of Henry Miller, Robinson Jeffers, Jack Kerouac, George Bernard Shaw, John Steinbeck, Damon Runyon, PG Wodehouse and others.”
This article in the Washington Post talks about some of them! Read the whole story…
“Whoever built California’s coastal Highway 1 must have done so on a bet.
There’s really no other justifiable reason that the 144-kilometre stretch of coast between Carmel and San Simeon should have any kind of connection between it. Unless, of course, you count the fact it is one of the most stunning landscapes on the planet.
The road certainly doesn’t exist to service the area’s population. There have to be fewer than 100 people who live on that stretch of coast – a truly remarkable thing, considering the density of much of the rest of California, and a testament to the unmanageably rugged nature of the state’s Central Coast. Continue reading →