Today some impressions from another nice and sunny weekend. Malte and me drove the scenic "17-Miles Drive" between Monterey and Carmel and afterwards we continued on Highway 1 to visit Big Sur (to stay a little bit longer than on our first Highway 1 trip to LA).
Bird Rock: What surprise - many birds on a rock. And..... you cannot only see them, you can also smell them - it was not a good smell....
You can find squirrels everywhere
One of the main attractions on the 17-Mile Drive: The Lone Cypress (it has prevailed on its rocky perch for over 250 years). It's the small tree to the right of my shoulder.
We made the fist stop in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, to the see the McWay Falls. Its one of the few falls that empty directly into the ocean.
After a small hike in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (Pfeiffer Falls / Valley View Trail) we enjoyed the late afternoon at a beach in the Andrew Molera State Park
The refreshing bath in the ocean, was short the water is still very cold.
The birds above Malte's head are pelicans!