I’m writing this note from the Sands Hotel in San Simeon, near Hearst Castle. We had a very nice drive down today, with bright sunny weather and little traffic. Our first bit of good luck was the easy sailing through the Monterey area; the AT&T golf tournament at Pebble Beach had the potential to cause major traffic problems. After grabbing some bagels in Carmel we were ready for the highlight of the drive: the 90 miles from Carmel to San Simeon, hugging the cliffs of Big Sur the whole way. Along the way we saw some elephant seals and then spent a couple of hours touring Hearst Castle.
It was a beautiful day, sunny, bright and warm. Above are a couple of photos from the Big Sur area.
There were hundreds of elephant seals near San Simeon.
A variety of images from Hearst Castle.
There are semi-wild zebras in the area!