Friday, February 26, 2010
Scenic State Route 1
The first picture I want to post here is of some vegetation I found as I walked the seashore.Hard to believe such lush foliage can grow in sandy soil! Yesterday we moved our motor home further north up the coast to the Monterey area. We took the coastal highway, State Route 1. John was a bit unsure about taking our large rig on that road. We even extended our stay an extra day at Morro Bay because of rain and fog on Wednesday. That was not a good day to travel on a scenic highway! Yesterday was sunny and warm. And shortly after being on the road I understood why John was concerned. Various sections of the coastal highway are narrow, steep and winding. Frequently we saw signs warning of the possibility of rock slides. In some areas there were steel mesh nets hung on the cliff walls to hold back falling rocks. At one of these places I did see some big boulders which had been trapped in the net. It was worth taking any chances, however. The drive was very scenic with vistas of vast ocean expanses and rocky seashores. Rolling green hills came down to the highway as well as deep rocky canyons and towering mountain walls.