30 October 2013

Scenes from Highway 1 - LA to San Francisco

Sharing with all of you some unforgettable scenes from our drive on Highway 1. We broke the journey into 3 days with night stops in Santa Barbara and Pacific Grove near Pebble Beach. They say a trip on 1 is a trip of a lifetime and I totally agree. The highlights of this trip I can conclude, are the elephant seals and the Lone Cyprus on Pebble Beach. They were spectacular!

 A stop over for lunch at Pismo Beach.  We had nice chowder and seafood platters at Brad's

Pismo Beach

One of the many gorgeous beaches on 1.. so deserted you can have the whole beach to yourself! 

There were so many of them, I wish I could bring one home and cuddle! 

We were ecstatic!

What an iconic view.. 

 We woke up on Pacific Grove to this view.. not a drag at all!

 This shot and a few below are almost like a painting, so surreal

 My favorite tree, the Lone Cyprus.  I didn't want to leave but I know it will outlive me and God's willing, I will see it again

If you have not done this drive up north or down south Highway 1 before, I would totally recommend it.  Take time to stop at all the small towns along the way, they are worth it.  We were unlucky because during the time we did this trip there was government shut down going on so, many parks and landmarks were closed.  Plan properly and you will have a time of your life.  

Share your highlight here if you've done this trip before, would love to hear them :)

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  1. I can't believe I've never driven down Hwy 1 before! I'm definitely going to have to do that soon. As a Bay Area native, I think it's a must :) Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!

    xo Azu


  2. Very interesting pics. Great day.


  3. You look so radiant on the beach! What a wonderful vacation!!

  4. beautiful photos!!! love the one of the lone cyprus!! thank you for sharing these!

  5. followed u via gcf and bloglovin.. waiting for you to follow me back.

  6. Love that whole stretch of CA coast. I did a road trip a few years ago and it was a blast!


    Jules of Canines & Couture

  7. I've never been north of LA, but I have driven up the coast from San Diego to LA and it's breathtaking! Amazing photos!! Looks like you two are having an incredible trip :)


  8. I would never get tired of the view from Pacific Coast Highway (H1).....it's simply dreamy & I'm so happy to see you having the time of your life in one of your fave cities Mrs. C!


  9. Happy to see that you had clear, beautiful skies .. sometimes the Calif coast can be a dreary drag .. but the weather looked great!

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

    1. Monica, we were told that October was the best time to do the trip up to San Francisco.. it was foggy and cold in the morning especially in Pacific Grove/Pebble Beach but hey, coming from the sand pit, Dubai, we savored each minute of it ;)

  10. Mrs C, beautiful pictures! The elephant seals are ADORABLE! I want one too!

    xo Jo


    1. Aren't they? Layers and layers of fat should be good for cuddling ;)

  11. I'd love to take that drive someday, holy crap what views! And those seals! I can't believe how close you can get to them (safely obviously hahaha) beautiful shots, definitely rekindled my wanderlust flame again.

    Have a great weekend,

    1. Hi, Sonia! Lovely to see you here again! I don't know about Australia but in my home country Malaysia, no way I can find anything like this.. it is beautiful too no doubt but very different :)

  12. Wow how wonderful. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos !!!!

  13. Oh I'd love for an opp to drive Highway 1 - how scenic! And seeing those seals sunning themselves is too cute!

  14. I love Cali and these are fabulous pictures! Seeing those seals on the beach must have been exhilarating! Have a fantastic weekend :)

  15. Did this trip 20 years ago when our kids were young. Your photos bring back wonderful memories!

    1. I wish to be able to do this trip again wit the twins but with my husband's schedule not sure if that's going to happen soon


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