Driving Highway 1 in California: Sunset over Monterey Bay

Monterey, California; September 2009


This time last year, my husband and I took a road trip with his parents south as San Francisco to places like Hearst Castle and Big Sur. We stayed the first night in Monterey, arriving just in time to see the sunset over the bay.

I imagine the water was probably just as jammed with boats in John Steinbeck’s era, though back then they would have been fishing vessels rather than pleasure craft.


This post is my contribution to Photo Friday, a weekly blogging event hosted by Debbie Dubrow on the DeliciousBaby Journal blog. Please check out all the contributions from other bloggers over on Debbie’s site.

You can also read my other posts from the trip down California’s scenic coast road Highway 1 and the Carmel Valley Road or my previous contributions to Photo Friday.

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  1. Pretty captures! Makes it look like much less the tourist trap than it actually is ;-)
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  2. Love these shots! I last visited California and went down Highway 1 when I was a kid. Bet I’d appreciate it more now :)
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  3. Great pics! This is one of my favorite drives in the world!
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  4. I’ve been to Monterey and Carmel and driven much of Highway 1. Truly some of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen in my life were during my travels in that area. These images are a great example!
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  5. I’ve always wanted to drive Highway 1. Great pictures.
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