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Elephant seals on the Pacific coast
Elephant seals on the Pacific coast
Elephant seals on the Pacific coast
Elephant seals on the Pacific coast

Holiday to the Pacific West Coast in Aug 2006: Day 12 – Ragged Point to Lompoc

By Nige on Fri 08 Sep 2006 at 22:00
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Story: Holiday to Pacific West Coast in Aug 2006
Tags: Lompoc | Ragged Point

Woke early again and I ended up using my laptop in the bathroom from about 5am whilst I was waiting for Vick to wake.  Sad really that I can’t go back to sleep!

The whole drive was under an overcast sky, which we are becoming used to.  Obviously the wrong time of the year!

Local wildlife on the Pacific coast
Local wildlife on the Pacific coast
Local wildlife on the Pacific coast
Local wildlife on the Pacific coast

We grabbed our usual coffee at a shop in Cambria, which was a very pleasant place to stay – very clean and colourful shops in the main street.

We stopped in San Luis Obispo which was the largest town we have come across for a while.  We found a great diy stir fry cafe where we had lunch with a free open air guitarist to keep us happy. 

Pick your own ingredients, make up your own sauce and 6 mins later it’s specially stir-fried with noodles and/or rice.

We arrived in Lompoc fairly early and by this time we were both pretty knackered.  Lompoc is a pretty big place with one main drag with all the restaurants and loads of shopping complexes all linked together. 

More scenery on the way south along the Pacific coast
More scenery on the way south along the Pacific coast
More scenery on the way south along the Pacific coast
More scenery on the way south along the Pacific coast

We picked the Best Western rather than the local version of a Hilton becuase our ‘oracle’ for travel, tripadvisor.com, had lots of reviews slating the Hilton/Hampton and lots of reviews saying that the Best Western was really good. 

They were right – very friendly and helpful welcome, nice room, pristinely clean, free laundry with brand new machines, nice pool. 

Anyway we chilled out in the late afternoon and then found a nice back street Mexican close by for dinner.

The evening was spent watching The Negotiator from the hotel’s DVD library and to bed by about 10:30pm.


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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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