Monday, May 14, 2018

The Restaurant on the Cliff

Matt and I have often heard of the beauty of Big Sur, the undeveloped area surrounding California State Highway 1 as you drive south from Monterey. The road winds between the mountains and the ocean, with very little room between the road and the edge of a cliff. Unfortunately our arrival to Monterey in Summer 2016 coincided with a wildfire that closed Big Sur. The road was closed again, and parts remain closed today, due to a landslide in 2017. As a result we haven't taken many trips down Highway 1. When we have visitors to the West Coast we will occasionally lunch Rocky Point Restaurant, a lovely, rustic place where the high food prices are worth the floor to ceiling windows that overlook the rocky coastline. Every time we visit the fog is caught over the ocean by the Santa Lucia Mountains, giving the views an otherworldly look. We enjoyed visiting with Matt's family in the Spring so we could enjoy the wildflowers along the cliffs. I could not resist taking pictures!

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