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We were all holding our breath as the Alpha Male staked his claim. No Mee Too in the seal colony #elephantseals   #sansimeon  

National Geographic Moment! Hours lead up to this Alpha male staking his claim. Our 1 hour “planned” visit ended up being 4 hours as we watched the one pregnant elephant seal on the beach being stalked by multiple males. It was nature at its best at the actual moment this 5,000 lb male took his position and the other males scattered. It’s a Must Do if you’re in the Central Coast. Peak time for birthing and Alphas staking claim is January/February #sansimeon   #sansimeonelephantseals   #nationalgeographic  

Endless beauty of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific landscapes and Bohemian way of life! #pacificcoasthighway   #bigsur   #bixbybridge   #nepenthe   #sansimeon   #route1   #santabarbara  

Want something festive for the holidays.....here you go. Make sure to message @morgswestcoast to make your appointment!!! . . . #inklokossanmiguel   #inklokos   #holidayvibes   #candycanetattoo   #reindeer   #xmas   #pasorobles   #shandon   #templeton   #atascadero   #morrobay   #sansimeon   #cayucos   #cambria   #sanramaria   #805   #kingcity   #sanardo   #bradley   #loockwood   #831  

The incredibly extravagant indoor pool at the Hearst Castle. During William Randolph Hearst’s lifetime, celebrities and all manor of important guests would have enjoyed the opulence of this pool, along with the rest if the mansion. . . . . . #hearstcastle   #sansimeon   #california   #californiaadventure   #californiadreaming   #californialove   #visitcalifornia   #luxurylifestyle   #luxury   #luxuryhomes   #historichomes   #historicpreservation   #historicarchitecture   #historicbuildings   #travel   #travelphotography   #traveltheworld   #travelgram   #traveling   #travelling   #wanderlust   #wander   #wandering   #wanderlove   #wanderful_places   #amazingplaces   #beautifuldestinations   #beautifulplaces   #opulence   #design  

When you are a few hundred miles from home and you are one of 8 people in a winery and you run into someone you know... 🥰💃🏼🙋🏼 #40   #hearstranchwinery   #sansimeon   #random   ilovethislife @hearstranchwinery

NATURE IS SO COOL YOU GUYS Bonus points if you can spot The Duke . . . #nature   #beach   #ocean   #oceanphotography   #sansimeon   #california   #californiacoast   #bigsur   #tidepools   #rocks   #geology   #duke   #spotthedog   #bluffs   #adventure  

Have the Monday blues! Wish I could have a do over from yesterday! The beach in San Simeon, shopping in Cambria and wine 🍷 tasting in Paso with KKH and Amy.. #california   #californialiving   #winetasting   #sansimeon   #cambria   #pasorobles  

Who else loves the gardens at Hearst Castle? #calilife   #sansimeon   #hearstcastle  

Memories: I'm not yet done posting about my vacation in the USA because it was very special to me. The thourth state we visited was California and I'll share a handful of the impressions. With seeing a national park, cities and driving the California State Route 1 I feel we got a little bit of everything 😊 1. Joshua Tree National Park 2. Santa Monica Pier and State Beach 3. San Simeon 4. View on the Pacific Coast Highway 5. Golden Gate Bridge #roadtrip   #vacation   #usa   #unitedstatesofamerica   #california   #americathebeautiful   #joshuatreenationalpark   #santamonica   #santamonicapier   #sansimeon   #scenicdrive   #pacificcoasthighway   #californiastateroute1   #losangelestosanfrancisco   #goldengatebridge   #nofilter   #nofilterneeded   #letnaturenurtureyou   #explore  

Wreaths and poinsettias lead the way to the Christmas decorations inside Casa Grande. Our Holiday Twilight Tour, currently available, travels through these decorated rooms // #christmasatthecastle   #hearstcastle   #california   #slocounty   #sansimeon   #hearst   #juliamorgan  

These dudes are heavy duty! #elephantseals   #sansimeon  

Just a typical Sunday. #cambriacalifornia   #sansimeon   #weekend  

Did you know that we carry a wide range of olive oils and vinegars? Come into the Paso Robles or San Simeon tasting rooms and experience a wine tasting as well as a complimentary tasting of our oils and vinegars! You’ll be sure to want to take some of these home for your holiday season meals! 🌿🥂

Another soggy day at, you guessed it, romanpool Where it rains inside, just a bit. #hearstcastle   #californiastateparks   #sansimeon   #centralcoast   #slolife  

Seal boys. The elephant seals of San Simeon California. Just some lazy seals chilling on the California Coast. I couldn't believe how big they are! Massive blobs snorting and sleeping. . . . #california   #exploretheworld   #explorecaliforniacoast   #route1   #theone   #seals   #sealife   #oceanlove   #ocean   #coastline   #coastaladventures   #elephantseal   #sealbeach   #sansimeon   #wildlife   #savetheocean   #beaches   #coolbeaches  

My happy place 🖤 . . . . . #sansimeon   #beach   #pier   #love   #beauty   #adventure   #beautiful   #happyplace   #peaceful  

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Winter is coming? Tell that to the California Coast. ☀️ We love the eternal-summer vibes in this capture of seals and seagulls frolicking on the beach 🏖 , by AAA Member Ramesh Hegde (@ramesh_ks01). The Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, off Highway 1 🚗 near San Simeon, Calif., is open year-round, but late January marks the peak of pupping season.⁠ .⁠ Where have you been lately? Post your photos with the hashtag #ViaAdventure.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠   #piedrasblancas   #elephantseals   #elephantsealsofinstagram   #sansimeonelephantseals   #sansimeon   #sansimeonca   #centralcoastcalifornia   #californiacentralcoast   #visitcalifornia   #california   #californiadreaming   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #photography   #travel   #roadtrip   #ViaMagazine   #ViaAdventure   AgreeVia @visitcalifornia @caltravel

Another 2019 highlight was our epic road trip of the US. 🚘 • We drove from Seattle to San Luis Obispo, visiting our friends and seeing our little godson along the way. 💛 • Normally when travelling I love to visit cities, but in the US nature was by far my favourite. Here I am looking out over the Pacific Ocean at San Simeon. • • • #ubiquist   #theubiquist   #december   #throwback   #lookingback   #2019   #summer   #summertime   #roadtrip   #usa   #usa🇺🇸   #usatravel   #ontheroad   #seattle   #portland   #sanfrancisco   #sansimeon   #pacific   #pnw   #pacifichighway   #highwayone   #shore   #ocean   #elephantseals   #ootd   #vintageinspired  

Rare clear night near San Simeon #sansimeon   #centralcoaststars  

Without rain nothing grows. 🌧Learning to embrace the storms in my life. #hearstcastle   #growth   #reflection   #whatayear   #california   #rainyseason   #winter   #sansimeon  

San Simeon.

Finally visited Hearst Castle after several false starts and attempts. Ro and I were lucky to have uncle Carl with us...he's the best travel buddy.🏰🌴🦓

The Roman Pool. . . . . . #romanpool   #hearstcastle   #sansimeon   #symmetry  

@thehearstcastle with beautiful steps. . . Canon 5D Mark III Canon 24-70mm Zoom Lens UV Filter . 1/300/ 100ISO / F2.8 . Adobe Lightroom CC / Loren Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #explore   #californiacoast   #visitcalifornia   #picoftheday   #bigsur   #castle   #hearstcastletour   #travel   #mansion   #sansimeon   #architecture   #travelphotography   #insta   #photooftheday   #hearstcastlecalifornia   #californialiving   #photography   #centralcoast   #california   #wanderlust  

It was a bit chilly but so beautiful 😍 what time of the year have you visited Hearst Castle? #calilife   #sansimeon   #december  

#PiedrasBlancasMotel   #vintage   patina | #sansimeon   #highway1   #roadtrip   #radtrip   cacentralcoast . . . Built in the early ‘50s and surrounded by the 300,000 acres William Randolf Hearst owned for 18 miles along this coastline, this former motel-diner complex is the one tiny parcel of land Hearst was never able to acquire from its owners.* *Wikipedia (which reminds me, I need to send them a donation) . . . #ShotoniPhone   #shotbetweenshowers  

A stop along the Pacific Coast Highway to do a time lapse of the ocean. Look at that blue sky! #sansimeon   #pch   #pacificcoasthighway   #california   #cali   #caliroadtrip   #springbreak2018   #familyvacation  

Young girl in fog. #hearstcastlepool   #hearstcastle   #sansimeon  

Elephant Seal Vista Point. Because this area is ideal and safe from ocean predators, thousands of elephants seals come here year round to molt, mate, and give birth. #california   #elephantsealvistapoint   #latergram   #sansimeon   #travel  

Four years ago today we were traveling down the PCH on our grand adventure from San Francisco to San Diego. We had to stop here near San Simeon to watch the ocean☺️ #sansimeon   #pacificcoastalhighway   #highway1   #california   #californiaadventure   #takemeback   #vacation   #travel   #exploring   #missingcalifonia   #oceanview   #oceanair  

Probably the most fascinating to see in San Simeon along Highway 1 are the zebras that graze alongside the cattle on the vast land surrounding Hearst Castle. They are the descendants of the zebras kept in Hearst’s zoo. After the zoo was dismantled, most of the wildlife were sold off to other zoos. Many others, like the zebras, were allowed to roam free. The last two photos are of some bossy, begging squirrels who are used to being fed by tourists. #california   #hearstcastle   #latergram   #sansimeon   #travel  

The Roman Pool. Believed to be modeled after the Baths of Caracalla in Rome c. 211-17 CE. There are eight statues of Roman gods, goddesses, and heroes. This is the final stop of the castle as you have to walk through the pool to reach the bus that takes you back down to the visitor’s center. #california   #hearstcastle   #latergram   #sansimeon   #travel  

The Gothic Suite was Hearst’s private room and study. This is where he would preview his newspapers before they went to print. The Main Library was filled with Hearst’s books and antiquities. The Greek vases on the top shelves are over 2,000 years old. #california   #hearstcastle   #latergram   #sansimeon   #travel  

The Doge’s Suite was my favorite. I have a thing for blue-green colored rooms. It was inspired by the chambers of the Doge’s Palace in Venice. #california   #hearstcastle   #latergram   #sansimeon   #travel  

Aerial shot of the epic Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.🏛😍📸 @hearstcastleshm I wish we could land at Hearst Castle!! 😍🛬 I have been here before... many times. I L💙VE the Neptune Pool, it's a masterpiece. I hope you have a wonderful day, Friends!! • See website for details ⬇️ http://hearstcastle.org • Warm Hugs, Letty.V.AllSmiles 🤗☕✈💋 • • • Awesome Pilot: John C. ✈😎🦅☁️ AerialShot By: LettyVAllSmiles 🤗🌹 Captured with: @nikonusa Sat. 3/30/2019 📸: #nikonphotography   NikonNoFilter Definitely Not a drone shot 📸✈😊 🌼 • • #HearstCastle   #SanSimeon   #art   #architecture   #realestate   #famous   #museum   #lux   #mansion   #castle   #AerialPhotography   # Historic   #travelblogger   #artofvisuals   #discover   #adventure   explore Welcome To My IG Gallery:  #PebbleBeachResorts   #World   #France   #SanFrancisco   #Spain   #Dubai   #Iowa   #Tennessee   #NewYork