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Old September 21st, 2004, 07:48 PM
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Hi,

We are thinking of taking the April 17th cruise on the Mercury from SF to Ensenda and back to SF.

We enjoying cuising but basicaly have been to the carribean , bermuda and gulf of Mexico and Black sea.

What will the weather be like in SF, will we be able to enjoy the outside decks and balcony.

I realize it will get warmer as we sail to Catalina and LA . Would it be best to do a land tour at that time of year.

If we do criuse, could we rent a car from monteray and visited the Hearst castle and also take in some sights of monteray (time-frame 9-5).

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Old September 22nd, 2004, 12:20 PM
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Jeanne,

I can answer some questions for you ... San Diegan here.

In April in SoCal is the tail-end of the rainy season (March). Check the Weather Channel online for average temperatures, but I would say you are looking at the high 60s.

The drive from Monterey to Hearst Castle would be a tight squeeze time-wise. I would hazard to say it's a 3-4 hour drive each way. Monterey, however, has plenty of sights to see, according to my sister.

In terms of ports you mentioned, you may wish to look into a Mexican Riviera sailing on the Sapphire (which is leaving out of SF right now), or Carnival Pride out of Long Beach. I think you will get the warmer weather that way.

Hope that little bit helps.

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