Pacific Coast Highway : Part 2 - The Dainty Squid

Pacific Coast Highway : Part 2

Thursday, July 09, 2015



Remember how I said at first I wasn't super impressed by the coast? That's because the whole time I was waiting on stuff like this. This what I pictured the Pacific Coast Highway to be. Cliffs, bridges, tight winding roads and fog that just wouldn't quit. I guess I'd only really seen photos of this stuff but I can understand why. It's nearly impossible to take a bad photo of something so beautiful.


I'm not even sure what to say about these photos or this point in our trip other than I know for a fact we did not spend enough time here. I mean we definitely spent our fair share of time soaking in the sights, both completely in awe. We didn't do much poking around or driving off the main highway, which I definitely regret now. I've been hearing all sorts of recommendations and seeing photos from places we were so close to but didn't see. It hurtssss!

Before the trip I decided to not do much research on the Pacific Coast Highway. To be honest, it was insanely overwhelming. The majority of the time the things other people consider a priority aren't the same as mine, and I figured it'd be a lot like the desert where we could just drive and find things. Clearly we found a fair share of spots to stop and take photos but I know we missed so many amazing little beaches, and hidden gems. In retrospect it would have been better for us to have planned more time to spend on the coast, and to have done more research on must see spots. Regardless, I still had an amazing time. It's so crazy to think that just a day's drive away is Death Valley where I experienced the hottest temperatures of my life (more on this another day!) The PCH feels like another world. The fog only added to the mysteriousness of this place. I've never been anywhere so beautiful.


After traveling it I can see why the Pacific Coast Highway is such a popular road trip for people to take. I definitely want to do it again someday, there's still so much left to discover!
xoxo

You can find more posts from our road trip under the "travel" tag. 

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15 thoughts

  1. For me, anytime I can stand beside an ocean, whether it be East Coast or West Coast.... it totally takes my breath away. Your photos do that to me as well.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! That's quite the compliment! :D

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  2. Such beautiful photos! We drove down the PCH two years ago and I am completely i love with it. It's just so stunning and I am desperate to go back as we didn't feel we spent enough time there either. There were spots looking back that we would have loved to have visited, so next time we will schedule more time just to take things slower and properly explore. The fog is amazing! Li x
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    1. I'm not actually sure it's possible to spend enough time in a spot SO wonderful. :P

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  3. I love the PCH! It's amazing how diverse California is, that the mist and fog of the coast can give way to a place as dry and desolate as Death Valley is just so dang cool. I love my home state!
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  4. I did a road trip up and down the Pacific Coast Highway with my family as a kid and it was absolutely magic. Glad to hear you found what you were looking for. Also, that tiny squirrel! Squee!

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    1. If you loved it as a kid, you need to go back now!!

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  5. stunning! that looks amazingly beautiful :)

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  6. Welp, I'm sold! You've made some gorgeous pictures here and I want to head cross country right this second. So, so different from the east coast!

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    1. It's insane to me what a diverse country we live in. You have to get out west!

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  7. Fantastic pictures :) as someone who hasn't had the chance to explore very much of the US (yet!) it's awesome to see more of it in such a lovely way!

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  8. I'm so glad you loved it! I drove from San Fran to Monterey and back and it was straight up magical. My husband said "let me know if you see somewhere you want to stop!" and so we're going along and I happened to turn and see this AMAZING cliff and just went GASP!!!! and he went SQUEEEEE and spun around into a turnoff so we could look. haha! Everything is just so gorge'

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