Coastline Becomes Rugged
We left Santa Barbara with the intention of going straight to Monterey, but took a
detour upon the advice of our hostess at the Franciscan Inn. Auntie Carol, as
she is known locally, suggested we go inland and visit a Dutch village called
Solvang. We did just that.
As many of you
know, we’ve planned to house-hunt when we get back from CA, but I think we
found our new home out here. Eric has his agent working on it. We took some
photos to show you:
It’s a little hard to see the details
from here, but we thought it was worth checking into.
will be our living room.
should be quite happy here.
continued on our way to Monterey,
via the Pacific Coast Highway,
in a death-defying drive that we enjoyed but were quite glad when it was over.
This was the point at which the
road started to get a little
notice how portions of the road have had the need to be “reinforced” over the
We couldn’t help but notice how
creative the California Highway Dept. had gotten with their attempts to keep
rocks from sliding. To the left you will notice the chain-link fencing that
covered the whole wall of this particular stretch.
And on this section, there was what
appeared to be a short fence overlaid with heavy rings of chain mail. We also
saw berms of earth built up to stop rock-sliding. However, most of the drive
didn’t need to have such measures as these.
We did have to admit that the view
looking down was spectacular.
We would not have missed this drive
for the world. It was an experience well worth any risk.
There is much more to show, but we are tired and
hitting the sack in Pacific Grove
at the Green Gables Inn, which is right on the bay. In fact, I can hear the
waves crashing as I type this. Our room: