Saturday October 1, 2011
Today we are leaving our Monterey accommodation and heading through the Big Sur, and on to Santa Barbara overnight.
We had heard a lot about the Big Sur, and it didn’t fail to disappoint. I thin think the family was getting sick of me stopping every 200 metres for a photo.
Heading down Highway 1
The scenery was jaw dropping and the twists and turns had the family on edge with the constant call of watch the road 🙂
One of the many stop off points
Some of the coastline views
We called into a National Park to trek out to a waterfall
Waterfall near middle of frame
Me caught standing under gum trees with camera gear on the back
At the end of the Big Sur, there is a colony of Elephant Seals, that take over a local beach and are very accessible to watch and photograph.
We headed on to Pismo beach for lunch, and it was a pretty lively spot. I had been given the word to give the Fish Taco’s a try at some stage, even though they sound so wrong, I decided to give them a go. Man were they good! Thanks for the tip Rob!
We had a stroll around Pismo beach, and with more retail bags under our arms, we headed onto our hotel just outside of Santa Barbara. We had a quiet night in as we were getting ready for the Disney arrival tomorrow.