There is a famous drive you can do in California called the 17 mile drive. Despite the name it is only 9.5 miles long. The drive takes you between a perfectly manicured golf course and the fierce Pacific ocean, the contrast between the 2 is prehaps one of the many reasons so many tourists flock there each year. There are a lot of landmarks to see as you go on the drive. The most memorable one for me is the “Lone Cypress Tree”. This tree has somehow managed to eke out an existence on what appears to be a god forsaken rock for 250 years, when you think about that the tree is so impressive. 250 years of constant battering by the sea.
While on the 17 mile drive you will get the opportunity to see Seals and Cormorants. I loved watching the Cormorants fishing and seeing the seals lazing on the rocks. The photos of the seals did not come out to well as they blended in quite well with their oily dark fur. I did however take this picture of some Cormorants resting on a rock.
There was also a very cool piece of driftwood that I saw in the carpark.
As you can see the weather was not the most ideal for this “beach drive” but being coastal California you sort of have to expect the fog! A sweater is strongly advised!