California road trip: south along the coast


And what's a road trip without days spent on the road? Meandering along the coast, spotting sunny surf spots, stopping for road side food, and taking in the sights. 

Unscheduled time on the road, south from Santa Cruz, led us to  Carmel-by-the-sea, watching the dolphins play in the surf,

Looking for ways to find shade from the sun,

and white sandy beach walks with Levon (and my belly!).

Driving further south along the coastline to Big Sur meant coastal vistas around every twist and turn...

Sometimes, the only thing to do was pull over and take it all in!

... and when someone tells you to get the burritos at the back of the Big Sur River Inn General store, you stop for burritos!