In March 2021, we took a 10-day trip up to the Big Sur Coast, with stops in Pismo Beach on the way up, and Santa Ynez on the way back home. Our friends Chuck & Maureen accompanied us in their own motorhome.
Here's our motorhome parked next to Chuck & Maureen's at the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort.
This view of the resort restaurant made me think of the cypress trees in Monterey.
On the drive north to Big Sur, we stopped in the tiny village of Harmony (population 18) to sample the wine at Harmony Cellars. The bright green Ann & Maureen are sporting is due to the fact that this happened to be St. Patrick's Day.
Here's the view from the wine-tasting patio, with our RVs parked down below "in town."
We also stopped at the Elephant Seal viewing area near San Simeon.
The Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), also known as Highway 1, is still relatively straight on the approach to the Big Sur coastline ...
... but as you get closer, the road is a long series of curves as it weaves around the mountainous coastline.
After a few hundred twists and turns (many with a 15 mph speed limit), we arrived at Kirk Creek Campground.
The first order of business was to celebrate St Patrick's Day with an excellent Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner hosted by Chuck & Maureen.
The campground had lots of little bunnies visiting the sites, and the spaces in between, nibbling on whatever struck their fancy.
The day we arrived (in the late afternoon), much of the view was shrouded in fog, but when the next day dawned, we could really appreciate the beauty of our campsite.
These sites are actually 'back-in' sites, and we had to drive the wrong way on the one-way road through that loop of the campground to be able to 'nose-in' instead. And why wouldn't you when you could have this view out the windshield! (We did get the camp host's permission to drive the wrong way, which he allowed as the campground was so empty at the time.)
And here's the view from our kitchen window.
Our campsite was surrounded by wild Vinca with lovely purple flowers and here and there, small patches of Calla Lilies.