The second day we left the city behind and drove down the coast on Route 1 to Big Sur. We stopped all along to check out different beaches. The first stop was Half Moon Bay but the beach was full of giant seaweed. It was also very foggy so we kept moving south. We found a few treasures along the way. Including coffee! You'll have to excuse the iPhone pictures.
We went to Pigeon Point Lighthouse.
We did lots of slamming on the brakes to catch another beautiful view.
For lunch, we tried In-N-Out Burger. It was so good we ended up getting supper there too. We were a little embarrassed because the people recognized us from earlier in the day. We just told them we were from the East and they nodded knowingly.
I had always wanted to go to Big Sur but I thought it would be too far to drive from San Francisco in a day and still have time to take our time... We ended up getting all the way down there. It was so worth it.
We headed back north, keeping an eye on the sun and watched for a place to pull over to watch the sunset.
The spot we chose reminded us both of Ireland. The only thing missing was the spoungy grass.
A few pictures from my big camera.
The ocean waves bring a calm to my soul like nothing else. Some day I want to be able live near the water.