Y'all: Living just a short distance from iconic California Hwy 1 where is passes through Cambria, I decided to take advantage of the perfect weather and hopefully enjoy less traffic because of COVID-19. On a normal day Hwy 1 is rendered nearly undriveable because of all the tourist traffic. Between Cambria and Monterey you have about 100 miles of a gorgeous driving road - but choking traffic forces you to do it at 25mph - or less. There were far more people out on my drive today than I expected. Ragged Point was packed, and half the turnouts had at least one or two cars there, some turnouts had a dozen or more. Lots of young people out hiking. Lots of older folks sitting in chairs at overlooks. I spoke to a few. Everyone maintained proper social distance while we marveled at the natural beauty. Traffic was about 10% of what it normally is. It was light enough to actually go the speed limit, or more if one desired. Interestingly, every single slow car pulled over to let me pass. I was nice to enjoy some simple highway courtesy. I drove from my home to Monterey and back in about 4 hours 15 minutes, and that included a few short stops along the way. When it's congested with tourists it can take 4 hours for a one way trip from my home to Monterey. The pictures are in Pacific Valley, about midway into Big Sur. The natural beauty is absolutely striking. It's one of my favorite little nooks on the entire planet. And there is a vibe there.... The pictures don't do it justice. Anyway, FWIW, Scott EDIT: Just noticed my pano picture won't display. Dang, that was the best picture!
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