Spectacular but Knuckle-Clenching Route 1

Early Sunday morning, as I headed out to Point Lobos to do a final painting of the Monterey area, Dave took off with the RV on Route 1 to Jenner, CA. After I finished my painting, I went to pick up our daughter, Rebecca, at the San Francisco airport – we’re thrilled that she will travel with us for the next 2 weeks! We then headed up the coast to meet Dave North of Jenner.

The Wild Route 1

The Wild Route 1

Wow! What views! Beck & I got really good at “shock & awe” sounds as we went around tight “S” turns along steep cliffs. All the while I’m thinking, “This was tricky for us in our little SUV, I wonder how Dave managed the drive in the RV?”. He made it – but he said it was nerve wracking!

 

Stillwater Cove Regional Park

Stillwater Cove Regional Park

We stayed in a little campground right along the shore next to Stillwater Cove Regional Park. Another spot of spectacular beauty but with no cell service, wifi, or electricity it was impossible to be connected for blog entries, email or edit photos. Remember when we all used to live without cell phones and laptops? The sales clerk we talked to in Jenner thought it was really a good thing to not be connected – but I’m not sure if she speaks for the other 135 residents.

Windswept

Windswept

A few days ago I wrote how beautiful Point Lobos was – well this part of the coast was just as spectacular and very windy. Early in the morning while I was painting I had to stop when my frozen fingers couldn’t hold the brush anymore. So I took lots of photos and a few videos of the wave action. As beautiful as it was, we voted to move inland, where it would be warmer, less windy, and we would be connected to the world.

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