Friday, January 15, 2021

A nice drive

 Salinas, CA

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!


It was a bit hazy from the fog,
but the ocean was beautiful.


We drove a bit further, but then decided to turn
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.



Our next stop was Lover's Point,
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!




7 comments:

  1. I love the crashing waves. They are so beautiful and powerful. I didn't know there were still any states didn't allow outside dining. That's such a beautiful area. You really should take more drives.

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  2. Have always found Wave action so calming.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the scenery.

    It's about time.

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  3. I loved your pictures. Watching oceean waves is a favorite of mine!

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  4. Very nice pictures. Stay safe out there.

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  5. I won't tell your governor you were out and about. My lips are sealed. But worth the risk to see some interesting sights and get some fresh air. Hang in there, it will get better. :c)

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  6. We are so SICK of being so housebond. Our big trip today is up to Huntsville. Looking to put a propane fireplace in the house. Len is ALWAYS cold even though we keep temp in house at 74 and he wears heavy PJs and a robe and uses two blankets as he sits in his recliner. Most days he spends sleeping.

    Beautiful scenery there. I can understand why you love the area.

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  7. You definitely live in a beautiful area of these gorgeous pictures are an indication of what's nearby you. I'm really feeling more calm and even lighter with this inauguration. Now I just hope the Senate will actually vote to impeach this villain so he can never ever run for office again.

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