Monday, February 23, 2009

Vacation Pictures, Part 4, Big Sur to Monterey

With the rain relenting we were able to occasionally stop at some of the overviews and snap a few more photos. This is probably a good time to mention that if you want, you can click on the individual photos to get the large-format version of the photo.

With all of the rain, runoff, rockslides, and mudslides, the sea water took on a great variety of color, depending on what specific pieces of California had washed away:

And then, we were back in the car and back on the road:

We finished up this chunk of the drive by stopping in Monterey and eating lunch at one of the restaurants along Cannery Row with a great view of the bay. Bucking up for the tourist-priced lunch turned out to be worthwhile when a big rainbow came out across all of Monterey Bay. I didn't really get a good picture of it, but did catch this bit of the base of it lighting up the coast:

And finally, a few more photos of your humble photo-documentarians:

That's about it for photos of the drive up Route One. After lunch we finished out the drive by continuing up Route One through Santa Cruz and San Mateo County and into San Francisco, but didn't really take any more photos since it was raining more, but we did see a couple more great rainbows. It might be a couple more days 'til I post more photos, but hopefully this big batch o' photo-laden posts will hold you all for a while.


  1. I've tried to leave a comment a few times now. Take 28.

  2. It worked! It worked! Beautiful pictures. Elephant seals can write poetry and drive these days? California sure is a kooky state.

  3. Hey John,

    Nice pics, except for being sick, it looks like you had a splendid time, and by the way, has Monique actually seen what you look like, I cant quite figure why a pretty woman like that would actually choose to site next to an eephant seal.

  4. Monique thinks I'm cute. Aside from her obvious vision problem, she makes an excellent wife, so who am I to force her to an optometrist?