Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Carmel to Big Sur Valley

On the way to Big Sur and the famous restaurant Nepenthe, we stopped at Sobranes Point and hiked the Sobranes Canyon Trail.

We met the occasional hiker but were alone for most of the three miles we walked to the redwood grove and back.

"Honey, my feet hurt. Go get the car." (Kidding. It was a really nice hike.)

Back on Highway 1, we pulled off to photograph the Bixby Bridge, just like a zillion other people. Click on the picture and notice the house above the bridge...way above the bridge.

At Nepenthe, a restaurant built on a bluff 800 feet above the ocean, this was the view past my first Margarita.

The view to my left, down the table where people sit facing the ocean.

Before the recent fires, this house was not visible. Our server told us how she and her daughter had left Big Sur at 1 a.m. on the day of the evacuation, when the ridges were burning.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome photos. It's like we're on vacation with you! (okay, not exactly) I guess, despite the fires, earthquakes...and pollution blowing in from China, I better understand why people want to live there. It really is breathtaking.

    Keep having fun you two!

    Carmen would say hello, but she's meditating at the moment on a heated massaging bean-bag her herbal, seaweed, purified volcanic ash mud wrap (gives the fur an incredible shine) —while her carrot-infused, chamomile-lemon, essence of liver-snap, cucumber libation is being prepared. I'm sure I'll have a chance to mention your activities to her...sometime. Maybe tomorrow. But I'm not promising.


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