In the days leading up to this drive through Big Sur I’d nervously been studying the road reports on an hour by hour basis as there were several large landslides cutting off the area and I wasn’t sure how we could get in and out. However in the end we were really lucky in that we could still access the area via the small white knuckle ride Nacimiento-Fergusson Road over the mountains. I was really glad Simon is a good driver and that we didn’t meet too many people coming the other way but it was a beautiful route.
Big Sur is absolutely gorgeous, I should think you could go there for weeks and not get bored, in the two days we took passing through we had such a great time. The most expensive accommodation we treated ourselves to on the whole trip was the night in Big Sur at Glen Oaks. It seems like most of the accommodation in Big Sur is really expensive so we thought that if we were going to have to pay quite a lot we might as well stay somewhere great. It was absolutely lovely, a little cabin kitted out inside like something from Dwell, and a fire pit outside. In the above picture it looks a bit like I am sat in a barrel but that’s just one of the chairs :)
We had a late lunch at Nepenthe which had been highly recommended to me by friends, I too would also highly recommend it. The view is so incredible. I would absolutely love to go back there. The other place we stopped to get supplies was at the Big Sur Bakery, nice little quiches, and an orange muffin. It is worth knowing too that the Big Sur Bakery has a little gas station outside it.
It wasn’t peak season but I wonder too how much the landslides had been putting off visitors or blocking people with big cars and camper vans from getting through? It didn’t seem that busy anywhere, we had most beaches and walks to ourselves. Magic!