Heading north from Los Angeles to Monterey, we drove along the scenic Pacific Coastal Highway through Big Sur. We passed through as quickly as we could, not wanting to get stuck on the twisting mountain roads after dark and knowing that we would be back a week later to take it in more slowly. But the sunsets undid us and the sight of the sea crashing up against the mountains was too much, and more often than we could help, we found ourselves pulling over to the side of the road, staring wide-eyed at the wild and rugged coast.
Big Sur, CA. September, 2014.