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  • Day17

    Highway 1 / Big Sur State Park

    July 18, 2017 in the United States

    Heute ging es zum ersten Mal auf dem Highway 1 die Pazifikküste entlang. Da der Highway immer noch Streckenweise wegen Erdrutschen gesperrt ist, sind wir den ersten Abschnitt unserer Highway 1 Reise nur bis zum Big Sur State Park gefahren.

    Die Küste am Highway entlang ist traumhaft. Aber die Temperaturen sind mit 17 Grad auch die kühlsten die wir hier im Urlaub bislang hatten. ⛄️😉

    Der Park an sich war eigentlich ganz schön. Nur leider war auch hier immer noch der Großteil der Wanderwege wegen den vergangenen Waldbränden und Überflutungen gesperrt, so das wir uns ingesamt nur sehr wenig umschauen konnten.Read more

  • Day7

    California dreaming

    June 22, 2016 in the United States

    When we were trying to decide our next leg of the trip, an idea came up. "Let's rent a car and drive up the Pacific Coast highway". So we did. If you've ever done it, you know. If you haven't, I don't think I have the vocabulary to explain it. Driving on the edge of cliffs with the ocean far below on one side and a wall of rock on the other. Throw in 20 mph hairpin turns and the sun in your eyes and you better be wearing a seat belt and a good antiperspirant. If there's a more scenic drive in North america, I want to know what it is.Read more

  • Day101

    Where's the sun? Are there pebbles? (No)

    June 29, 2017 in the United States

    We had breakfast at the Happy Girl Kitchen Company, the name very adequate to our mood. We were excited to start our drive to Big Sur with the 17miles around Monterey peninsula, strolling at the pebble beach on the pebbles under the californian sun. Which was hidden behind the clouds almost until Big Sur. But then the sky got endless and the views were stunning. We had a wonderful drive until we had to turn around since mudslides damaged the road further south. We had the idea of spending the rest of the day on the pebbles at Pebble beach. Good plan. Eigetlech. It is a fancy golf resort and there are no pebbles at the beach. At all! Why call it pebble beach? It's just sand told as the posh lady from the golf shop. She had no idea where this very misleading name comes from. So we continued our drive back to Pacific Grove to get coffee and cake somewhere else. Again, what a beautiful day!Read more

  • Day89

    The People You Meet Along the Road - III

    October 30, 2015 in the United States

    The spectacular ride through Big Sur was made better by a new set of cycling friends who we stayed with in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park or rode with the next day. Don and Trevor were a father-son duo of locals - Trevor had been cycling in Europe for months and was finishing with a ride down the west coast, and his dad joined him for the 10-day leg from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Then there was an eclectic crew that included Jamie the Aussie, Robert from England (who had stayed with our friends Jenny and Anthony in Whitehorse shortly after he started his ride from Alaska in July!), Jan and Til from Germany, and Tamara who had been riding and camping together for a few days. We also met Dasha and Kent from Vancouver (but missed getting a photo of them!) who were riding down the coast to Cabo San Lucas - we may meet up with them later on in Central America as they plan to continue their travels south after Christmas. The next day we rode with Edward, a double century rider (i.e. a racer in 200-mile cycling competitions!), who was from Anaheim and had ridden in the area before so was the first cyclist to confirm that riding over Nacimeinto-Fergusson Road is not only possible, but enjoyable if you get a kick out of riding quiet roads with steep grades.Read more

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