South of Carmel to Big Sur


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April 3rd 2009
Published: April 27th 2009
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After visiting Point Lobos today, I decided to make the 30 mile or so drive to Big Sur to experience that stretch of Highway 1 that I have not yet seen. Turns out Big Sur is mostly a camping community, and is not right on the coast. However, most of the road leading to Big Sur from Carmel is right along the ocean.


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Oceanfront PropertyOceanfront Property
Oceanfront Property

Just a few miles south of Point Lobos and Carmel at this point.
More Rugged CoastlineMore Rugged Coastline
More Rugged Coastline

Looking North.
The first of several photos from Rocky PointThe first of several photos from Rocky Point
The first of several photos from Rocky Point

There is also a restaurant here at Rocky Point, with a nice Western view high atop the water. Must be a great place to watch a Sunset.
From Rocky Point looking SE to Highway 1From Rocky Point looking SE to Highway 1
From Rocky Point looking SE to Highway 1

No fencing needed to keep those Cows from going for a swim.
Looking SouthLooking South
Looking South

That is not Bixby Bridge from what I recall.
Achtung!Achtung!
Achtung!

That would be interesting, being able to see what the size of some of these waves might in fact look like. While it was plenty windy/blustery today, no large waves at all to report.
Looking back NorthLooking back North
Looking back North

South of Rocky Point now.
Bixby Bridge AreaBixby Bridge Area
Bixby Bridge Area

From what I recall ...
Steep CliffsSteep Cliffs
Steep Cliffs

Feels like you could throw a rock 10' out and have it land in the water.
Windy all the time at this house?Windy all the time at this house?
Windy all the time at this house?

Pretty rural as well. Nearest convenience store is a bit of a drive from here. Don't even think about just hopping on your road bike and biking it, unless you have Lance Armstrong kind of legs.
Almost thereAlmost there
Almost there

Looking back North.
FinFin
Fin

And this is the best of FOUR shots I took of this sign! How difficult is this photo shooting gig?


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