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A beautiful day in Big Sur and down the PCH

Old May 2, 13, 6:53 pm
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Cool A beautiful day in Big Sur and down the PCH

Had a couple of days to get from Monterey to San Luis Obispo so decided to drive down the PCH. It is gorgeous today.... Here are a few pics.

Monterey Cannery Row





A cruise ship in Monterey on April 29


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On the PCH south of Monterey






Point Sur in the distance.
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Big Sur
This is a pretty good restaurant, good burgers, etc., and a nice patio dining area overlooking the creek.
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Nepenthe Cafe and Restaurant
Great views, good food.


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Further south...
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Lunch at the Lucia Lodge. Great burgers, sandwiches, salads.


The view from the patio.
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Great pics. Not such a great day in LA... smoggy, hot, and there's a fire in Ventura County.
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Ragged Point




This is the view from the patio of a room at the hotel at Ragged Point


The grounds
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Elephant Seals - about 6 miles north of San Simeon.






The beaches seem pretty crowded this year!
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WR Hearst State Beach





Looks like a great place for a picnic and swimming. It looks like rental kayaks and canoes are available, too. I saw a couple of kayaks paddling around the pier.

I was beginning to notice some of the smoke from the Camarillo fires even this far north - a little brown.

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Old town San Simeon.

This place has a nice sandwich deli inside.


You can barely see Hearst Castle up on the hill just to the left of he church spire.
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San Simeon... The fog begins to roll in a little after 5 pm.
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A little gem of a motel. Days Inn in San Simeon, which I got for a ridiculously low price. Big rooms with balcony/patio, fridge/micro. Great front desk staff. I was very pleasantly surprised.




That's it for today!
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Originally Posted by LAXative View Post
Great pics. Not such a great day in LA... smoggy, hot, and there's a fire in Ventura County.
Yeah, a bit of that smoke seems to have made its way as far north as San Simeon. It's mixing with the early fog.

Overall, though, a spectacular day along the coast, in the 60s and low 70s.

I may go up to Hearst Castle tomorrow. I haven't been there in years.

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