I am back from my weekend trip to Hearst Castle.
Leaving sat morning, we hiked to Sobranes canyon in Garapatta State Park. Reaching San Simeon early evening, we checked out the local beach.
The 6.50 pm Hearst Castle tour was amazing.
P.S: Outdoor Neptune pool is empty(they are currently fixing the leak). As AZBuck mentioned, it very crowded, though. Two hours just whipped by. My hopes for sunset pictures were dropped. It was foggy.
I would strongly recommend reservation if anyone is planning to visit Hearst castle over the weekend.
We really enjoyed a morning walk along Moonstone beach drive in Cambria, the next day.
There is a vista point just next to Piedras Blancas. A short trail takes you to beautiful beaches. We caught some bull elephant seals playing in the water. It is a nice place to watch without all that nearby crowd.
Visited the Salmon creek falls, though not that much water as last year.
There is this small gate to your left at one of those bends along hwy 1(between Lucia & Julia Pfeiffur). A small gate protects a fire road. It leads to a beautiful rocky beach. That was my first visit there, certainly not last.
Wrapped the journey with a short hike to Sobranes point(top of the hill view) in Garapatta State Park to get an amazing view of the Pacific.
And yeah, Spring has come to hwy 1 too!
A lovely peaceful weekend! A welcome break.