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Big Sur

This was a great trip to a great place that has taken place in the middle of May 2008. We started it on Friday just before 4PM in Stacey's brand new Jeep - it was our first road trip in this car. After a lot of traffic we have arrived at Big sur around 10:30PM. The last 50 or so miles of highway 1 (PCH) are very turn rich and cause a lot of delays. We stayed up past 3AM by the fire. On the following day we went for a short hike which was to a view point above the ocean. Great views were the reward for a gain of about 1600ft. We also saw a waterfall which is more or less the symbol of Big Sur. Later on during the day a group of us went to a water hole - up a river. There we swam in somewhat cold water for about 1h. After eating some more food we went to a bar to have some great time. Around midnight we went in two cars to the beach to enjoy it in the dark - illuminated by almost full moon. This great day was finished off with a long conversation by the fire which lasted past 4AM. In the morning we all had great breakfast - pancakes! After packing all our gear we were on the way back to LA. While on the road I have taken many pictures of the scenery seen from PCH. About 50miles from Big Sure, due south, we stopped at Elephant Seal beach where we saw many seals on the beach just resting - way better way to se seals than the zoo - you see more than 1000 in one spot. After fighting with some traffic we were back at LA around 7PM. This was a wonderful trip full of adventure.

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wonderful small beach
wonderful small beach
with seals
with seals
with Big sur coastline
with Big sur coastline
we are enjoying this road a lot
we are enjoying this road a lot
waves from above
waves from above
view of the road and the ocean
view of the road and the ocean
this is a view to remember from Big Sur road trip
this is a view to remember from Big Sur road trip
this great coast line continues for many miles
this great coast line continues for many miles
taking a picture break
taking a picture break
swimming to the shore is hard
swimming to the shore is hard
some islands look like giant ships
some islands look like giant ships
some fog coming in
some fog coming in
some are swimming already some are still getting ready
some are swimming already some are still getting ready
seals taking a nap
seals taking a nap
seal family
seal family
rocky coast
rocky coast
road is close to a rather vertical drop down few hundred feet
road is close to a rather vertical drop down few hundred feet
on Saturday we went on a hike that followed pleasant and cool creek bed
on Saturday we went on a hike that followed pleasant and cool creek bed
most are sleeping, some are swimming
most are sleeping, some are swimming
more seal family
more seal family
more of the great coastal views
more of the great coastal views
more great views from our car
more great views from our car
more coast 2
more coast 2
more beach areas
more beach areas
looking at the ocean from above
looking at the ocean from above
little paradise lagoon
little paradise lagoon
its a long way down for a car that doesn't make the PCH pavment
its a long way down for a car that doesn't make the PCH pavment
interesting coast along PCH
interesting coast along PCH
hills in the low clouds
hills in the low clouds
group picture from the water hole
group picture from the water hole
great views from the car on the way back
great views from the car on the way back
great view of a bridge over a small creek
great view of a bridge over a small creek
first glimpse of the ocean from the hiking trail
first glimpse of the ocean from the hiking trail
everyone goes rather slow even the Porshe
everyone goes rather slow even the Porshe
coast from scenic overlook
coast from scenic overlook
closeup of rock formation in the ocean
closeup of rock formation in the ocean
closeup of little harbour
closeup of little harbour
close to the edge
close to the edge
beautiful scenery
beautiful scenery
as we get away from the Big Sur area the coast changes to more of a flat land
as we get away from the Big Sur area the coast changes to more of a flat land
as high as the clouds
as high as the clouds
another view of the little paradise
another view of the little paradise
another view of the coast
another view of the coast
Trees are so tall its very hard to take a picture that shows the top and the bottom at once
Trees are so tall its very hard to take a picture that shows the top and the bottom at once
Theresa, Ashlie and Tony
Theresa, Ashlie and Tony
Theresa going up the river
Theresa going up the river
PCH in all its glory
PCH in all its glory
Great place to be at
Great place to be at
Enjoying another great day
Enjoying another great day
Elephant seal beach
Elephant seal beach
Elephant seal beach 2
Elephant seal beach 2
Boulder jumping while on the way to the river
Boulder jumping while on the way to the river
Big surf
Big surf
Big sur waterfall
Big sur waterfall
Big sur is just great
Big sur is just great
Big Sur coast line is just wonderful
Big Sur coast line is just wonderful
Ashlie at the river
Ashlie at the river
Ashlie and Marie going for a swim
Ashlie and Marie going for a swim
   

Album created on 2008-05-19 and last updated on 2008-05-19