Much of the scenic road north from Los Angeles literally hugs the coast. At times you’re even out over the sea. There are hundreds of viewing points to stop at. But it’s also quite easy to take in this wonderful view from the passenger’s seat. Bad luck for the driver of course since he has to pay full attention to the winding and narrow road.
Much of the time the marine layer, or sea mists, present a foreboding backdrop to the wild and windy seascape. It’s a full day; Hearst Castle this morning, Monterey tonight. This afternoon’s drive is just an enthralling way to get there.