The Pacicfic Coastline

Day 1: San Francisco to Carmel-by-the-Sea

Anthony Bourdain:

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

A Monterey Bay Lighthouse in the fog
A Monterey Bay Lighthouse in the fog



The drive from San Francisco to Carmel-by-the-Sea is some 125 miles along the beautiful Pacific coast. It’s a 2,5 hour drive and the scenery is stunning, if this is a foretaste of what Highway One is like, then we’re in for a real treat.

On the way to Carmel, there is the town of Monterey.(Click to read)

– With it’s Cannery Row and the large Bay Aquarium, it is worth a short stop.

Then there is the beautiful town of  Carmel-by-the-Sea (Click to read)

– Made famous by electing Clint Eastwood  mayor in 1986.

Tomorrow we shall be driving the Famous Part of Highway One, (Carmel to Solvang)


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