When I was done at Hearst Castle I was still looking forward to the rest of the day, as I was going to see the famous Big Sur. Or, that’s what I thought.. 10 minutes further down the road from Hearst Castle there is a beach brimming with sea elephants, which I really wanted to see. There are lots!
And this is where the weather starts deteriorating. I drove on from the sea elephants and spotted a thick blanket of fog coming in from the sea a little ahead. Of course I crossed my fingers for it to only be very local, but oh no! It lasted all the way up to Carmel-by-the-Sea.
I had lunch at Ventana Inn & Spa, most of all because they offered dining with a view – they’re placed on the very top of one of the hills with a beautiful view over the ocean. I got to see what I had been driving through – a thick, continuous blanket of fog both north and south. The food was delicious, by the way.
I never saw Pfeiffer Beach or Big Sur. Instead I got some rather moody pictures a little south of Carmel.
I found this place that had some interesting rock formations and humongous waves. And this was a still day!
I was feeling a mixture of horror and wonder at the people climbing about the rocks. If they fall, they’re done!
Also, excuse the slightly stalker-ish photos but I thought there was something profound about these young people standing together on the cliff.
I hope he got some good photos.
My bed for the night stood in a room at HI Monterey Hostel. Very nice place indeed! I mean, isn’t this cute?
I spent the evening with 3 other girls from my room, eating pub grub, drinking local beers and seeing a little bit of Monterey by night. A good night.
Have you seen Big Sur? I’d love to hear what it looked like! Do share below.