Pacific Coast Highway, South (Part II)
 

Pacific Coast Highway, South (Part II)

It was a bright and sunny morning when I fell out of bed, packed my stuff into the trunk of the car and set off on the second part of my trip down to LA.

Pretty soon it was obvious that I had left the almost northern European weather of San Francisco and Yosemite, and had entered the mediterranean weather of southern California. The redwoods gave way to desert shrub and palm trees.

Well, you know what to expect. The coastline has been formed by erosion of the hills when rainwater flowing down into the sea carved out a myriad v-shaped canyons.

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California 2006, Pacific Coast Highway

This is the end result of that process - steep hills diving into the water, and sharp ridges where the water didn't erode the rock.

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California 2006, Pacific Coast Highway

Everything is covered in either trees or dense, arid-hardened brush.

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California 2006, Pacific Coast Highway

About two hundred miles from Los Angeles is Morro Bay, where this huge granite block marks the entry to the bay.

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California 2006, Pacific Coast Highway