My husband and I recently took a trip to the West Coast and stayed 5oooft above sea level in a fantastic abode high above The Big Sur (120 miles south of San Francisco). It was nerve-wracking driving along the cliffs and drop offs on the small winding road of Hwy. 1 and many times I did a swerve and teeter because I just HAD to look out at the immense ocean. We rented a jeep to drive down from San Fran to Big Sur and it was great fun driving the trail with the open air whipping through our hair. Even Jack had his head out the window with ears flapping!
We were told from the owner of the vacation home that we would need to rent a 4 wheel drive to reach the heights of the homes location…she wasn’t kidding. We climbed straight UP! UP! UP! But once we got there..ahhh, it was an incredible view!
The interior was perfect for the location with all of the windows for viewing. The original home was an old gold miners cabin and the owners kept many of the wooden beams and flooring. I love homes with history and I could close my eyes and imagine an old grey bearded miner fixing himself a good meal in an old iron skillet. If you are ever interested in staying in such a wonderful place here is the link http://www.vrbo.com/205062.
The gardens were beautiful and full of plant varieties that I hadn’t seen before. The hot tub on the cliffs edge was where I stayed most afternoons. This was a very relaxing vacation!
We were close to Sand Dollar Beach and we ventured down the trail one day to check it out. A local told us that the seaweed had come in but we were fine with that…. The seaweed was everywhere and I found some really weird things in the piles. I had never seen such ugly, yet beautiful, seaweed in my life! Don’t think me strange but just a little curious. Here are some pics of our day on the beach:Until we meet again Big Sur…
Thoughts: ” All rivers flow into the sea yet the sea is never full. ” [bible verse]
- The Big Sur (travellingcoral.wordpress.com)