Carmel, California

On our way to Carmel, we stopped at Point Lobos and wandered through the trees and along the coastline.  We were told there would be whales, but they were apparently gone for the day.  We did however see a deer, which prompted the singing of “Do a deer, a female deer. . .”  So that happened.

In Carmel, we walked along the beach towards one of the golf courses at Pebble Beach, and also drove along 17-mile drive.  Although there are 21 “points of interest,” I was really only interested in Point 16—“The Lone Cyprus,” where I took a bunch of photographs.

© Sarah Milstein 2015

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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

Greg and I “hiked” in Big Sur, both to McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and to Pfeiffer Falls in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.  McWay Falls is beautiful, and easy to get to without even breaking a sweat.  I’d recommend parking on the street, and not in the parking lot, which is practically the same width as the trail.  Pfeiffer Falls 11 miles to the north isn’t nearly as majestic (at least during a drought), but it’s a good 2-mile round trip hike through redwood trees.

© Sarah Milstein 2015

San Simeon to Big Sur

Greg and I went on a road trip up Highway 1, passing through San Simeon, where we saw elephant seals, including some newborn pups (as in born that day!), and we made it to Nepenthe in Big Sur just in time to see the sunset.

Due to the large amount of photographs I took, I’m going to split our road trip into several posts.  Photographs of McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, redwood trees in Big Sur State Park, Carmel and Pebble Beach to follow.

© Sarah Milstein 2015