Freedom and Liberty

Freedom and Liberty
I travel in Freedom but sleep in the security of Liberty (not only on the road, but in this amazing country of ours)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pacific Coast Highway (mostly pictures)

Location: Los Banos West/I-5 KOA (el 250 ft); Santa Nella, California

(click pictures to enlarge)

I took a day trip to explore the Pacific coast south of Monterey towards Big Sur. It is Highway 1 and sometimes called the Pacific Coast Highway. There isn't a lot to be said about the trip except to say the views were great, the weather was nice, the sky was blue with wispy clouds and the water a dark blue. It was a long day trip but well worth it. Visiting the coast was the reason I stopped at this campground. 
There isn't a lot to say so I'll let the pictures speak for the beauty of the trip.

Most of the pictures won't have a captions, sorry.

That is Highway 1 on the right













These cyclists got close to 40 mph

This is the Point Sur Lighthouse.
It was built in 1889 and been in constant
operation ever since.

Point Sur Lighthouse in the background



Bixby Bridge on the left was built in
the mid 1930's.

Irrigation is the life blood of this area

The rolling hills close to the campground











Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.

10 comments:

  1. Nice photos -- I never tire of seeing the ocean

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  2. Love that area...have been there many times, driving from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara more than once along that route...one of the most scenic drives in this fine nation of ours. --Dave (GoingRvWay.com)

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    1. I agree Dave. It is one of the prettiest drives I've been on. Definitely in the top 5 or 10

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  3. You know I have done the PCH on a bicycle, motorcycle, and car beautiful no matter the mode of transport. Having said that I have also done the same on the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Nova Scotia and I have to say it is a much prettier and interesting ride. Just my .02 worth.
    Have really enjoyed reading your blog, thanks.

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    1. I was very surprised how fast those cyclists were going. If the lead one wrecked, they all would have went down. I gave them plenty of space so if something happened, I wouldn't run them over.

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  4. Looks like you had a nice day for it. Usually this time of year, it is not so nice.

    Another nice trip, if you ever get to Canada, is from Banff to Jasper in Alberta. One of the most scenic highways in the world.

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    1. Hello KCD. Nope, Canada isn't in my plans this year. I didn't get my passport last November like I had planned to do. Maybe I subconsciously did that on purpose so as to stay in the lower 48.

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  5. Beautiful photos of a beautiful area. I'm glad you had a clear day. I've driven that route a few times and it's always amazing.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Anonymous. I've been very lucky with the weather ever since I left El Paso several weeks ago.

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