Monday, July 26, 2010
San Diego - San Jose, via Big Sur
San Simeon State Park
One night near Santa Barbara, and one night in San Simeon. A long drive along Highway One. Mostly grey weather. Empty beaches, giant pine trees, windy road, black rocks, sheer cliffs, dark forests, thick layers of fog. Big Sur displays a harsh beauty which makes me want to go back there soon and read Henry Miller again, one of my favorite writers. We stopped at the Henri Miller memorial library, full of memorabilia, signed posters, paintings, photos, drawings.
Drift wood paradise
Elephant seals colony at Piedras Blancas beach,
near San Simeon
From Hwy 1
The Henry Miller Library was created by Emil White, a longtime friend of Miller. The Library occupies White's former home and one can still see his name on the mailbox.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park