Camping in Big Sur!

I had a rare couple days off from work so I decided to go camping down the coast in Big Sur! I started off my day early and drove to Highway 1, or the Pacific Coast Highway as it is also called. Highway 1 is a beautiful stretch of road that runs along most of the California Coast. One of my bucket list goals is to drive all the way down highway 1 in a convertible! But I digress..

The iconic Bixby Creek Bridge on Highway 1

The iconic Bixby Creek Bridge on Highway 1

The drive down was beautiful as always and the weather was stunning for the end of February! We stopped at periodic vista points to attempt to capture the beauty of the region with our cameras.

Can't get better than that!

Can’t get better than that!

We arrived at our campsite around noon and checked in. Our campsite overlooked the beach, which was just gorgeous!

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

After setting up the tent and unpacking our things, we decided to check out the trail which led down to the beach. The winding trail itself was gorgeous with redwood trees and a babbling brook.

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The bottom met a rocky area, which we climbed through to find our own PRIVATE BEACH!

oh, just our private beach

oh, just our private beach

We had a lunch of salami, cheese, bread and wine and layed out for hours, then watched the sunset.

holding the sun

holding the sun

We sat mesmerized by the changing colors and waves crashing on the rocks

We sat mesmerized by the changing colors and waves crashing on the rocks

 

Later, we went up, cooked dinner, played impromptu scattergories, making up our own categories as we forgot to bring any games or cards. We admired the beutiful full moon and talked around the campfire.

Full moon rising

Full moon rising

The food always seems to taste amaazing when you laboriously try to start a fire (after forgetting lighter fluid!) and wait for about an hour for water to boil! Camping is one of my favorite activies as you can really disconnect from internet, phones, and TVs and spend time with friends and family having great conversations, exploring nature and having fun in general!

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This entry was published on March 10, 2013 at 14:38. It’s filed under California, North America, Photo Tours and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Camping in Big Sur!

  1. beautiful place! it must have been an amazing adventure camping out there 🙂

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