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Monday, July 02, 2012

Road Trip: Highway One Continued

Before we leave Big Sur, take a look at this 1965 featurette, narrated by Richard Burton, if you have time.


Back on the road, we could see a lot of construction at the southern end of the twisty windy drive.




"What are they doing, building Minas Tirith?" my husband said.  Or maybe it's Helm's Deep.



We followed the line of cars across the SLO County line and past Ragged Point. They were almost all turning right to the elephant seal viewing area. Handy was so tempted to drive on past, but how can you pass the elephant seals, I ask you?







Finally, the road opened up and there was no traffic in front of him.  Handy was happy.


But he's not this bad...

4 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a road to drive on! Iconic.

Susan said...

I am not sure what the engineering is - but they are trying to build the road so it isn't closed half the time by rock slides. It really wrecks havoc on all the local businesses and tourism.

How wonderful that you happened on Ano Nuevo when the seals were out!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I love Big Sur. Then again, who doesn't?

Lala said...

Did you ever know a guy named Duane McKee from the Valley? He was a couple years ahead of me, so probably not. I swear you two must have been at the same place at the same time! He posted a picture of elephant seals on that same beach on Facebook the same day. The world gets smaller every day!