Route 66(ish) Day 24
This was kind of a rest day, starting out with clothes washing and shopping. In the afternoon we headed down to Newport Beach to take in a whale watching trip. (We hadn't realised before we arrived but the waters off Orange County at this time of year are the best place in the world to see blue whales.)
Well, we saw a mother and calf spouting in the distance, but didn't get any really good views of whales. We did, however, see plenty of common dolphins from close up, and sealions. It was a bit rough for really good viewing, and we got half price vouchers for any future trips (which we made use of - see day 26). We did see a fantastic sunset from the beach, and had fun dipping our toes (up to the knee!) into the Pacific Ocean.