Big Sur to Sonoma

Posted on Jul 15, 2009 | 7 comments

Big Sur to Sonoma

Pacific. Coast. Highway. Drive it. Seriously, it has to be the most scenic highway in all of America. My plan is to eventually drive all of Highway 1 from Canada to Mexico, but that is for another time. For now, I found plenty to do and see along the P.C.H. from Big Sur up to Sonoma. I had an outdoor dinner with impressive views at Big Sur, hung out with great friends in Carmel and Monterey, golfed at the famous Poppy Hills Golf Course along 17-Mile Drive, made it over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, drank some of the wonderful local wine in Napa Valley, and took in the natural beauty of the Sonoma Coast. Not a bad way to spend a week!

Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay
Pacific Grove Links
Pacific Grove Links
Bixby Bridge near Big Sur
Bixby Bridge near Big Sur
View from outdoor dinner table at Nepenthe in Big Sur
View from outdoor dinner table at Nepenthe in Big Sur
Shaken, not stirred
Shaken, not stirred
Big Sur area
Big Sur area
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Along Highway 1
Along Highway 1
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast
V. Sattui Winery
V. Sattui Winery

7 Comments

  1. Beautiful pictures – I recognize that cypress tree and think I have also been to V. Sattui Winery when I was in Napa Valley a few years ago. Are you on your way to Montana now?

  2. ummmm…gorgeous. Are you sold?

  3. What kind of camera do you have? your pics are so awesome.

    • I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K. It is 9-megapixel with 10x optical zoom, so it can get in tight on scenery that is far away. I wanted a compact camera with high-powered zoom, and this one has worked out insanely well.

  4. WOW!! Beautiful!

  5. You are so right!! We took Hwy 1 from San Francisco to Santa Barbara a few years ago. Could not believe it. Hope your rig is up and ready soon. Be safe.

  6. I’m just getting to view these now. Thank you so much for these pics. I’ve only gone up along the 101 as far as San Luis Obispo, before cutting inland. Hope to explore along the Big Sur & on to Sonoma. Your photos are inspiring.

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