Big Sur

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Big Sur is a very special place that is sure to fill your sense of wonder. Driving south on Highway 1 from Pfeiffer State Park (where we spent the night camping)has some of the most jaw dropping views of the coastline. I kept hearing all about the hair raising twists and turns but after traveling on the Apache Trail it did not even compare.

We took full advantage of all the scenic view points. Jer was getting tired of me screeching "Oooo look at that, pull over" and learned to ease his way to EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. It is hard to believe but it seemed like each pull over was better than the last.

Enjoying the view with a hot cuppa joe. 

McWay Falls, at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, is one of the most photographed places in Big Sur for good reason. To find it, look for cars lined up near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park's entrance and take the steps to the viewing platform. Unfortunately, you are unable to make your way down to the beach.

Feeling the need to get up close and personal to the coast, we found a turn off and made our way through fields to the cliffs. Luck was on our side when we discovered steps partially down the cliff side. From there, you had to hoist yourself down with the help of a rope to the waters edge. 

Luna and I stayed safely at the top while the Mr made his way down. Luna would not take her eyes off of him until he emerged safely back at the top. 

If you ever find yourself in California, I would highly recommend putting this dramatic stretch of California coastline on your itinerary.