Hello! I just a week ago returned from a glorious eight day trip down the Central CA coastline, from Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco, all the way to Pismo Beach. Most of my report focuses on the Monterey/Pacific Grove/Carmel area, where I spent five days. Then there's more with my two days of adventures further south along the awesome Big Sur coastline. There are photos, with explanatory captions, that might help you make choices for your own travels, if you are perhaps planning a similar trip ... or just want to reminisce from earlier adventures.
If you are only interested in the Big Sur part of my trip, those images begin with photo # 156. But if you're interested in Point Lobos, as well, those images are earlier in the album.
Please go, if interested, to ...
and then click on the Monterey/Big Sur, June 2011 album. If you would like the images to fill up your monitor, click on the "full screen" icon in the upper left corner and then hit F11 on your keyboard, to completely fill your screen. You can alternate between "hide" and "show" captions, if my sometimes lengthy comments get in the way of the photo. I, by all means, mean this report to be a conversation starter with anybody actively planning a trip to to the Central CA coast. I have done similar such photo trip reports in the last few years and have enjoyed interactions with TripAdvisor posters. I will try to answer your queries within a day or so. If I have labeled any place or animal or plant in error, I welcome any corrections!
What a glorious place ... I LOVED it there!