LA to San Francisco in a Day - Big Sur

In the weeks leading up to our Californian trip there had been a large landslide which resulted in a section of the legendary Highway 1 between Los Angeles and San Francisco being closed. We were worried about the route we should take to make sure we could still drive the Big Sur whilst avoiding the road closure. I won’t bore you with the details but basically we took the Highway 101 to Monterey, and drove back down Highway 1 as far as we could before we got to the closed off bit (very elegantly put I know) and then turned around and headed North to San Francisco. Yes it meant a little back-and-forth but it was the only way we could really have done it. 

The sea mist was rolling in and we found that we pulled the car over constantly to take in the views and wander down to the various beaches. Every now and then, as the mist broke, we captured a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean and the impressive cliff face as it disappeared into the distance. That didn't happen very much at all and since we've been home we have looked up the area to see it without the mist... It would be good to see it for real like that some time in the future but trust me we were very thankful for the drop in temperature! It's clear to us why so many people make this trip and I'm sure that it won't be our only pilgrimage to this part of the world. 

{ This post is part of our USA 2017 Trip }

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