Big, Big Sur

Weekend travels to Big Sur. I borrowed a little Fuji point-and-shoot for the trip and had fun playing with it. : )

Glen Oaks.

Glen Oaks.

It rained non-stop. So much so that Highway 1 slid in four places. We had booked lodging further South but with the road impassible, we changed plans and stayed in a small riverside cabin at Glen Oaks.

It was cozy. There was a noise machine next to the bed with all the usual settings, including "rain," which was funny while the rain fell all night and made a joyful racket on the roof.

Leland leaving the cabin.

Leland leaving the cabin.

Glen Oaks cabin.

Glen Oaks cabin.

Jellies at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Jellies at Monterey Bay Aquarium

My favorite animal is the octopus. I spent almost an hour waiting for him to unglue himself from the glass, but he never did. So I photographed the jellies instead. Borderline cliche in their drifty beauty, still remarkable.

Typical Carmel Abode

Typical Carmel Abode

In Carmel we wandered the neighborhoods. The houses are whimsical, of course.

Canada Verde Creek, Half Moon Bay

Canada Verde Creek, Half Moon Bay

Stopped by the Ritz in Half Moon Bay to walk on the beach, and had an old-school lunch at Miramar Beach Restaurant.