Two years ago I wrote an article that was published by KCET Link. Now, June 2019, the highway is open, with a few one-way controlled stops, but 2 years ago the highway was closed with only one road in and out. Closures, Thoughtless Visitors Try Big Sur Locals’ Patience By Anneliese Ågren Originally published: June… Read More Two Years Ago This Month
If you see this guy cycling the coast, be nice. This is Marcus, 24 years old, a fellow Scorpio from Switzerland. Marcus has rode that bike from Switzerland, through Africa, Argentina, and most recently from Las Vegas to San Diego and up the coast to where we found him yesterday. That’s a Swiss flag flying… Read More Our Swiss Guest, Marcus.
Two Caltrans projects halt cars on Highway 1 through Big Sur. The northern one consists of maintenance and improvements at Rocky Creek Bridge. The southern project consists of two constructions, both well-coordinated to appear as one project; a bridge at Pitkins Curve and a rock shed at Rain Rocks. Project #1 – Rocky Creek Bridge Along the… Read More Two stops along Big Sur coast
A roadwork project with its own logo, and flyer! Pitkins Curve and Rain Rocks lie south of Lucia, north of Limekiln. Pitkins Curve is The Highway 1 spot for road closure during wet winters, yet even during the dry season, the hillside is an intimidating scree of graywacke; hence the name: Rain Rocks. Most… Read More Pitkins Curve & Rain Rocks
Passive pensive scene with Palos Verdes at the horizon. Seemingly sublime, no? Harry Mattull paints this seaview from Palisades Park – a popular park precariously placed atop an impermanent bluff, overlying a gully-riddled, hollowed-out badland, caused by wind and water erosion on a steep clay and sandy slope. Notice how the artist paints out the… Read More Santa Monica Bluffs
Mr. Roadshow of the San Jose Mercury News writes about the construction status of Devil’s Slide Tunnel. “Workers have drilled into and blown away mostly solid rock, which they prefer over soft, crumbling rock because it is easier to blast away neatly. They are tunneling about 15 feet a day, and they are almost two-thirds… Read More Devil’s Slide Tunnel