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Stories and Tips Big Sur

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Big Sur: The Conversion

Written by smmmarti guide on 16 Oct, 2003

Even if everything I say is prejudiced, spiteful, malevolent, even if I am a liar and a poisoner, it is nevertheless the truth and it will have to be swallowed. - Henry Miller Perhaps I had it wrong about Californians. Before my recent visit to Monterey Peninsula, my…Read More


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Road Trip USA 2002: Big Sur, March 11/12

Written by Gwilym Owen on 09 Sep, 2006

Big Sur: From Sequoia National Park, on the way to San Francisco, one of the most ruggedly beautiful stretches of coastal road on the planet. Getting up early, as we knew we had a long day ahead of us, we left San Luis Obispo by 8am…Read More


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A Walk to the Light

Written by fgingrich on 29 Dec, 2004

The tour begins at the parking lot on the east side of the Point Sur Rock. The light is on the west side of the rock (naturally) and is 361 feet up. You walk up a very long driveway to get there.…Read More


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Features of the Interior of the Lighthouse

Written by fgingrich on 01 Jan, 2005

Upon going inside, we could view a display of a Fresnel lens, which is used to focus the light beam. A surreal collection of crystals below the light help to collect stray light and add to the beam. The crystals also serve to light…Read More


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