It’s been decades since I’ve been to Big Sur, and it was so good to get back! In my teens, I visited periodically with a friend whose parents had a cabin near here.
Our first stop was lunch at Nepenthe. (We lucked out and arrived just ahead of the crowds.)
This Phoenix statue which greets visitors at the front of the restaurant was sculpted out of a single piece of wood by artist Edmund Kara.
The fog was in and out during our entire stay. After lunch we checked into our lodgings nearby, and took a stroll in the area to explore.
Some of the locals.
Sunset from our (outdoor) dinner table. The “sea” below is actually the top of a fog bank.
I’ve always been in love with redwood trees. Their fragrance perfumes the air here and makes me feel at home.
Every now and then the fog would clear out enough to get a beautiful view of the coastline.
It was mostly foggy the morning we visited Pfeiffer beach. The rock formations and surging waves make for a very dramatic landscape.
This little windbreaker has been an MVP so far!
Pfeiffer beach is known for the purple sands. The color is a result of manganese garnet deposits that get worn down by the waves.
I thought these sycamores on the road to the beach were just so lovely!
We’re into the last couple days of our trip, and my sister has joined up with us. So I’ll wrap this up, but hope you enjoy the photos! (Plus, my internet connection is comme ci comme ça.)
I’ll be back next week, bon weekend!