George and I promised that we would try to get
out of the house a few times per month.
The weather has gotten very nice this week,
highs in the 70's.
We decided since the waves have been high we'd take a drive
down to Big Sur, Monterey, and surrounding areas.
We started out on the drive taking highway 1 south
passing the iconic bridges along the way.
There were a few tourists taking up parking spots
to watch the waves.
The Bixby Bridge is the most photographed bridges.
The pullout where we get the best pictures
had no place to park!
We went to the next one, and got part of it!
but the ocean was beautiful.
around and head up to Pacific Grove.
As it was lunchtime, we stopped at Subway and picked up salads.
There is no dining in or out due to lockdown,
but takeout works.
There were some places in Pacific Grove to pull over and eat.
All the pull-outs were closed due to the high waves.
We ate in the car, watching the scenery.
a special place south, right before Monterey.
The waves were really crashing on the rocks there.
I could have stayed all day!
We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area!
We missed the really high tide (called King Tides)
the week before. We wouldn't have been able
to stand where we were in these pictures then.
People get knocked down into the water all the time.
Not much else happening around here.
So glad the last few weeks are over (it's never going to be over!)
I find driving over to the ocean is calming.
Need to go over there more often!