My mother bought us a book titled "Day Hikes Around Big Sur". It contains 80 day hikes in the Big Sur area. Scott is determined to do every hike in the book. Lately he has especially been determined to complete one hike in Andrew Molera State Park.
So last Sunday we set off. The temps in San Jose were in the 90's and the temps in Big Sur were in the 80's. Not knowing this, I dressed for cooler weather that is usually prominent along the coast.
Then we set off on the bluff trail. With the hot afternoon sun absolutely baking me in my black long sleeve shirt I was soon wondering if a heat stroke was next.
We encountered several bunnies along the trail, which explained the great amount of coyote poop along the trails.
The trail back to the car in the dark was a little bit scary, remember all the coyote poop. We thought we saw one one time but it turned out to be deer.. Thank goodness. Little critters (unseen) kept us company along the way back, we could not see what was scurrying along in the bushes beside us..
Ahh..the truck..we stopped for dinner in Monterey at 10 minutes until 10:00pm. We were muddy, sandy and wet but they were nice enough to let us in. The Chart House is a great restaurant that sits on the water with terrific views.
During out dinner we watched the calamari boats as they fished in the Monterey Bay.
A cold beer hit the spot after such a long hot adventurous day.
I absolutely love the lobster and shrimp rolls. I could make an entire dinner out of them.
Scott enjoyed an appetizer of coconut shrimp.
And finally my reward - Alaskan King Crab Legs!!!
Stuffed and tired we made it home around midnight. Scott looked it up the next day and we hiked about a total of 6 miles. Doesn't sound like much but add our adventure of 9 hours..and it's a lot.
We can now mark this damn trail off in the book!!! And I realized I really need to get in shape!