Despite living no more than 2 hours from Big Sur my entire life, I'd never been. I'd wondered if everything I'd heard about it was just hype. Turns out Big Sur really is wonderful. The views are great and I wish I could have captured it the way Mum and I saw it. We went to Nepenthe for lunch and ended up in the best seats in the house. The picture below is what we gazed at from our spot.
We ordered the two house specials and split them. So yummy. Then we had a glorious chocolate cake.
We stopped by McWay Falls, which use to fall directly into the ocean. There was a landslide in the 80s and a bunch of silt built up the beach in the area, so the falls now fall onto the sand. But just look at the color of the ocean. I want to find some yarn in that color. (Actually, I might have some in that color. I'll have to go stash diving soon.)
And as if the day couldn't get any better, we saw a huge number of whales swim by. Mum and I weren't sure if they were Gray Whales or Humpbacks, but there sure were a lot of them. Unfortunately I only had a 50mm fixed lens with me, so I couldn't get a better picture of them. I've put in an arrow to point out the whale's back.
On our way back I got the all important jumping picture by Bixby Bridge. It was a good day indeed.