We get up around 9am and set off for the beach below, it's not really a sandy beach but it has a nice little river by the rocks that we explore.
We drive past the Hearst Castle it's really busy with tourists so admire it from the roadside and further down discover the biggest colony of seals we've ever seen - it's just beach after beach packed full of elephant seals and they are massive!! We pull over to admire them can't believe how many there are, apparently, it's mums and pups. The mums come back to put weight on after giving up 300 pounds to the pup and can be really territorial we can see some fighting with each other biting into each other's body's and screaming for spots - it's fascinating.
Matt manages to get signal enough to FaceTime his mum and sister showing them the seals - Jacq spots a spray in the sea, there are grey whales out there and we see two more sprays - amazing spot can't miss it if you're sticking to the coastal highway from Big Sur.
We drive off and stop at Morrow Bay briefly paying only $5 to empty at the dump station next to a huge rock island out at sea. The sights are beautiful - we never knew how stunning California would be. It's a drive further South to San Luis Obispo famed for its bubble gum alley - it's disgusting really but we contribute regardless - whole alley covered in gum. Gross….
We stop at Pismo Beach for a break and head to Ooceano which has a famous diner made out of railroad cabins proper old school - sadly it's closed for Easter Sunday a shame as the menu looks really reasonable. We aim for Jamala Beach - this place is beautiful, it is a little coved beach with amazing sunset views and an RV place with electric hook up really reasonably priced - dinner of sausage pasta is on the menu and some hand washing is done. Great day.