After waking up from our drunken campfire, we decided to drive south toward Hearst Castle at San Simeon. The scenery was easier to appreciated knowing that we weren't in as much of a hurry this time. We stopped a couple times to take pictures off the cliffs before we got to our destination.
Before driving into the Hearst Castle parking lot, we decided to check out the elephant seals on the beach. Years before there was no tourist area built out for this, It was a matter of hopping a barbed wire fence and you could go right down to the beach and pet the seals.
Once we got in to the Hearst Castle museum building we got the first tickets we could get, taking us up the hill on a bus fifteen minutes later. The tour had also changed since the last time I'd been here. Before the tour started off at the outside pool and ended at the indoor pool beneath the tennis court. This time the just led us right up the main building at the center of the estate, led us through, showed us a movie, and then said feel free to roam around the property as you like.
|south on the 1|
|looking north off the bluff|
|looking south off the bluff|
|looking south off something|
|elephant seal scratching its butt|
|some elephant seals swimming|
|sleeping elephant seals|
|View of the Castle from the bus ride up|
|View of the main building|
|Hearst Dining Table|
|Outside Pool at Hearst Castle|
|Front view of main building|
|Indoor pool at Hearst Castle|