It was while I was dozing that it happened! We were off the interstate driving to get onto Hwy 1 when Snap, Crackle, Pop with emphasis on the POP! A truck passed us going the opposite direction and threw a huge rock at our windshield giving us a half-dollar size smash. When we got to the next little town, we were able to find an auto parts store to get a glass repair kit hoping to repair it well enough to keep the cracks from spreading… at least until we got home and could have the windshield replaced. Fortunately, it worked, and we were back on the road in less than an hour.
We made it over to Hwy 1, and it was as expected – a gorgeous drive! In my research, I found out that there was supposed to be a beach right off of the highway where elephant seals hung out. A few miles up the coast, we spotted them. They were enormous! And they were just all piled up like lazy slugs sprawled out all across the beach in the sunshine. Some of them were playing, but most of them were sacked out. I haven’t had a chance to look it up yet, but we couldn’t figure out why they kept flipping sand up on their bodies while they were resting.
|Elephant Seals basking in the sun|
|Isn't he cute? Looked like he was smiling at us.|
|These two were causing quite a ruckus!|
|Can you see the lighthouse overlooking the ocean?|
Needless to say, we slept in the next morning! But the girls were troopers and did a great job with our scenic detour. Ashlee handled it by taking lots of pictures… Emilee handled it by going to sleep! It’s definitely a drive I would recommend when you have no other agenda and can take your time to stop along the way when it gets dark and start again the next morning. I would have loved to have taken Hwy 1 from bottom to top... we just don't have the time on this trip.