The calming waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The multitude of colors on the sea cliffs along the PCH.
A tunnel carved out by the power of ocean waves.
A slice of beach hidden away.
Quite a ways down but it's beautiful there.
Sunbathing Sea Lions on a beach in San Simeon.
The ocean view high up on Hearst Castle.
That seaside small town beach life.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
As you drive down the PCH from San Francisco, don't miss the Pigeon Point Lighthouse just beyond Half Moon Bay.
The postcard-famous Bixby Creek Bridge of Big Sur, a can't miss landmark along the PCH.
This is all you see, for miles upon miles.
It's fenced and off-limits, which is just as well to preserve such a beautiful beach.
Sound of Settling
California Pacific Coast Highway 1, near Big Sur
To spend the day here would be lovely indeed.
When it isn't infested with tourists and camper vans - never go on weekends, California Pacific Coast Highway 1 is a spectacular driving road. Back in 2013 I was lucky enough to drive a WRX STI on the PCH from San Francisco down to San Simeon, and it was a blast. The road is fantastic, and the scenery isn't half bad either.
Ocean Wide Sky
View of the Pacific Ocean from the Salt Point trail in the heart of Sonoma county.
I took this shot on the Salt Point Trail in the bright of daylight yet the ambiance more resembles a setting sun.
A stunning bit of sea-cliff and estuary at Point Arena.
The way the waves break on these particular rock formation is fantastic.
The Point Arena Lighthouse in all its sparkly white glory.
Out Towards the Sea
The particular way the rock formations here seems to points out towards the ocean, just as the lighthouse is there warning ships the shore is imminent.
A quaint and serene estuary next to the Point Cabrillo Light Station.
A distinctly dry Ohman Creek in Humboldt county during which California is experiencing a difficult drought period.
Where the Fun Begins
The beginnings of a tasty bit of road in Humboldt county.
The famed California giant redwoods, this particular batch in Founder's Grove, Humboldt county.
California's famed giant redwoods are indeed awe-inspiringly tall.
Through the Middle
A giant redwood fell over and instead of clearing the entire thing, they just cut right through it to resume the walking path.
Pacific Coast Highway
Photos from trips up and down the famous Pacific Coast Highway.