Major traffic that doesn’t slow you down — the road is so treacherous no one exceeds 25mph. Beautiful beaches with no one on them — there’s no way to get down to them. Totally inconsistent weather in a state where weather is utterly consistent. Serious gravity in a land where gravitas is seriously casual. A place with beauty all around, Big Sur is the home of the grotesque gluttonous elephant seal who lounges there ’til it loses 2000 lbs then swims to Alaska, gorges back up to 4k then returns here to start all over again. El Sur Grande is spooky-beautiful.
It was a harrowing but fascinating ride over unforgiving steep switchbacks. Next stop, Carmel … then on to Napa Valley tomorrow.