Highway No.1 & Big Sur
After leaving San Francisco we took the road along the famous Highway one along the West Coast till we reached Big Sur.
Driving along the Highway one is really relaxing (at least for a driver from Austria) because everyone there seems to be relaxed as well.
The weather was not so good at this very Sunday so I just made a few pictures from the coast along the Pacific Ocean and also of our final destination, the Bixby Bridge at Big Sur.
The West Coast or Pacific Coast is the term for the westernmost coastal states of the United States. The term most often refers to the states of California, Oregon and Washington.
The West Coast of the United States has an oceanic climate in its Northern edge towards the Canadian border, but from the Californian border towards the Mexican border the climate is mediterranean.
Bixby Bridge, Big Sur
Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as Bixby Bridge, is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge in Big Sur, California. The bridge is located 120 miles (190 km) south of San Francisco and 13 miles (21 km) south of Carmel in Monterey County along State Route 1. Prior to the opening of the bridge in 1932, residents of the Big Sur area were virtually cut off during winter due to the often impassable Old Coast Road that led 11 miles (18 km) inland.
In the following Album you can see a few more pictures taken along the California State Route 1 and the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur.