Archive for April, 2010

Sequoia National Park

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

After two and a half days admiring California‚Äôs coastal scenery, it was time to turn inland and the National Parks of the Sierra Nevada. After being sent on a small detour by some wilful mis-signposting in the town of Atascadero, we drove into Sequoia National Park at dusk, as the last rays of the sun […]

The Big Sur

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

The Big Sur is an area of outstanding natural beauty south of Monterey, California. US Highway 1 whiles and wends a course between a rugged coastline pounded by huge Pacific surf to the West, and steeply sloping hills to the East. Along the way there are a number of well maintained state parks offering short […]

Off the Grid

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

There was no mobile reception at the place we stayed over the weekend but they did have a (slow) Internet connection! In other news: I ate my own body weight in cheese for lunch at “Taco Temple”: green chillis stuffed with two types of cheese, deep fried with a side of beans, rice and more […]