Everyday brought a new highlight on our road trip to California!
After leaving Morro Bay on the central California Coast – here if you missed it – we headed north for one of the most scenic drives in the world – Big Sur!
Our first major stop was at Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery where the giant mammals congregate different times of the year. We arrived during molting season.
They cover themselves with sand to keep cool when resting on the beach
or take a dip in the water.
After our visit with the seals we said goodbye and continued north to Big Sur where the mountains meet the sea and civilization fades away!
For the next 90 miles we enjoyed incredible views of the ocean around every winding turn.
There was a stop by Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park for a short hike to see McWay Falls, which drops 80 ft. into the Pacific Ocean.
Can you say wow? I did.
Then we continued on our way, stopping at the overlooks and finally crossing the last bridge,
where another happy couple asked if we’d take their picture, then returned the favor to us.
Before I go, I thought it fitting to share Big Sur with this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge, #Aqua.
Next stop, Monterey Bay!