Memories of scenic views along the Big Sur


These days I have been tidying things up at home. I think the busier and more stressed I am, the more I try to tidy everything up to release a little stress. And that has included some hard drives with old files. And among those, I found many old pictures from a trip we made to California in 2008 when my son was little.

On that vacation, we made a road trip, between Los Angeles and San Francisco, following Route 1 along the coast.

I remember that to make the trip, we spent the night in a motel in a small town called Morro Bay. And I also remember that it was one of the worst places I have slept in the US.

So our route started in Morro Bay, and our first stop was in a little town called Cambria, and then we headed to San Simeon.

Hearst Castle

In San Simeon, we stopped to view Hearst Castle. Could not find more than a couple of photos that were not very sharp of the visitor center of the castle. But I did have a couple of ones of the castle seen at the top of the hill.

The opulent castle was originally commissioned by tycoon William Randolph Hearst and hence its name.

Hearst Castle.jpgView of the Hearst Castle

The Big Sur

As we left San Simeon behind, we began the stretch of road known as the Big Sur, with breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline.

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The views of the cliffs at some of the viewpoints were gorgeous.

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I don't remember how many times we stopped to take pictures and admire the scenery, but there were many.

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We spent most of the day on the road.

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And by the time we got to Carmel By The Sea, it was already late. But it was still daylight.

The Lone Cypress at Pebble Beach

And instead of spending a long time in the village, we drove part of the 17-mile scenic route.

This 17-mile route runs along part of the Monterey Peninsula at Pebble Beach.

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At one point along the route, we stopped at a viewpoint where we could see a beach full of sea lions.

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The views of the coast here were also impressive.

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Until we finally reached the point we wanted to visit where the famous Lone Cypress is located.

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The Lone Cypress is a Monterey cypress tree located in Pebble Beach, California. Standing atop a granite headland overlooking Carmel Bay, the tree has become a Western icon and has been called one of the most photographed trees in North America. Source.

At this point, I remember we turned back and did not complete the 17-mile drive scenic route. It was getting late, and we wanted to stop to dine in Monterey before heading to San Francisco.

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So this is the end of our tour of this stretch of Highway 1 in this part of California.

It's been nice to see those photos and bring back those memories and take the opportunity to store those images on the blockchain.

That's it all for today. Thanks for reading.

All images and writing are my own unless otherwise stated.

© CoquiCoin

November 17, 2022

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The coast looks so lovely over that way - I've never been that far over, might make it there one day !
!LUV

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What a trip… so beautiful and those sea lions 🦭 the cutest. Hubby has done that trip too, I haven’t yet. One day 🤞🏻🍀

I think I am the same, when stressed I start tidying up and reorganising hahaha it does help.
Great you found some older photographs to share.
Bringing back memories too. 😊😎 so nice sometimes.
Have a wonderful day today @coquicoin 👋🏻🤗🥰

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Hi, Jackie! I hope you make that trip someday. I can't imagine the number of gorgeous pictures you would take, hehe :)
Have a lovely Friday 🤗☀️

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Hi @coquicoin good afternoon 👋🏻😊
Yes… just thinking about the photos I could take 🤩 I can tell you a,ready there will be a lot hahaha 🤣
!LOL
Thank you kindly, enjoy yours too.
Happy weekend ☀️🥰🌺

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I know you would take tons of pictures 📷😊😄
Happy weekend 🤗🌹

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Thanks 😉😎😁
Happy weekend too 👋🏻☀️🥰

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I can somehow relate to the stress and cleaning. It seems they go hand in hand.

Lovely pictures of the scenic coastline. Looks like you made some great memories.

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Thank you for stopping by :) And I agree stress and cleaning are a match, hehe.

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Love the seals Super Eli, reminds me of the ones down the beach, I must make a walk down there and see if I can get some good swimming pictures!
That tree is funky, like last tree standing so fluff you!

Great to share what you find and keep the streak going, and you know what ... you are over half way there!
Woohoo and now a big hug..
because I can enjoy the weekend Super Eli and say hello to weeman!

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I have used JIT more than once these days, Super Ed. And I can't believe I have managed to do the HiveBloPoMo, at least until today ;). It's seen I've had a great teacher with the JIT 😂.

Have a super duper weekend, Super Ed 🌀🤗

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hehe well what can I say, you were a willing student although JIT is an artform that is very easy to mess up!

Thank you Super Eli the weather is nasty so won't be going anywhere tomorrow that is for sure!

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Hi Super Ed! I hope the weather is not so nasty today.
And yep, it's too easy to mess up with the JIT, but I hope that doesn't happen to me for the rest of the month 🤞
Happy Friday:)

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YOu will be fine, i shall be monitoring you now and will be mean Super Ed if you slip ,,,
hehe Happy Friday!
I have yet to do any posting 🤣🍍🚙🔷😜

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Would you seriously dare to be mean to me, Super Ed? hehe

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hahahahahahaha

You never know!!

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Jaja!! Good morning, Super Ed!!
Are you shaking your hips? 🤣🤣

Right, you never know ... ;)

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hehe super Eli and good morning!
Funnily enough I am not long back from getting some messages at the shop.
I got a World Cup poster that you fill out the match scores on, so yes I was shaking my hips!

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Look at you shaking your hips 🤣🤣🤣

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I did them in my seat too now I read that comment Super Eli!

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🤣🤣 shake them, Super Ed
Happy happy Monday 🌀

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The view at the coastal road was fantastic and I zoomed in spotted some houses.

I can say they are lucky for having this beautiful view as they peak in their windows.

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Those who have a house there are privileged because the views are dreamlike:)

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Muy bonitas fotos, @coquicoin

Me has hecho recordar mis días en California. Yo viví ahí casi dos años antes de mudarme a Alemania. ¡Gracias!

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Gracias, Armando!
Que bien que viviste en California. Es preciosa, me gusta mucho San Francisco y San Diego.
Feliz Viernes!

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En San Francisco no he estado, pero se mira estupendo. Quizá eb en el futuro, ¿verdad?

Un abrazo y bendiciones

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Por supuesto, no sabemos que nos depara el futuro ;)
Feliz fin de semana 🤗

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this sounds like a beautiful route to drive by at 😃 looks like quite the number of scenic views, tho i guess the downside would be finding a great stopover in between 😄 thank you for sharing your wonderful trip here!
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Wow. Another beautiful spot there. I love to take closer shots of those sea lions.. They are harmless, right?

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I think they are harmless. But they weigh a lot. If one falls on you it crushes you, hehe

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nice and beautiful beach.
thank you for sharing

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Que bellas vistas, esa ultima foto está súper increible

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The view is so amazing that I had to look at the image several times.

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It's amazing indeed. Thank you for stopping by :)

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Waw it's a cool place, is it possible to swim on that beach

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I don't think so. It's too rocky. I didn't see anyone swimming at those beaches.

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