The rather eccentric Rain Barrel, which the sign outside proudly proclaims is a village of artists was an interesting stop. Once you’ve made your way past the giant red lobster which welcomes passers-by

Bixby Bridge on Highway one California

We woke up to a gloomy and grey day, not quite raining but the weather was more like Scunthorpe in autumn than California in summer. We ate breakfast at Denny’s and then hit highway one to begin our journey along the coastal road, through the big sur eventually ending up in Monterrey bay. 

The drive up to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park was amazing. The roads were lined with pine tree forest to one side and stunning mountain ranges to the other, and on one occasion we had to stop to let a couple of Mute Deer cross the road.

Scroll Up