Big Sur

 

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"Okay, that'll be six dollars."

"What?"

The clerk glanced back at me from behind the store counter, her weathered hand pointing to the terminal displaying the price.

"Six dollars."

"For this?"

I held up a cheap water bottle, one that I could have easily found in any store for less than ninety nine cents. The fact that I even found something that cheap in the store was already a dazzling task, and partly infuriating. But regardless of how angry I could get, or how long I could spend discussing the bloated prices -- I gave in. I needed a water bottle, and my recent run-in with a pine tree left me with only one container to hold life juice. 

 "Okay, fine. Here."

I gave up my hard earned money, and walked out of the store.

Oh well, life goes on! 

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The ride along the coast is beautiful. Along some stretches you are literally kissing the ocean, and in some you are a distant visitor -- but no matter where you are, you can never escape the sound of the waves.

Standing on Bixby Bridge.  

Standing on Bixby Bridge.  

 With no cell phone reception, a sense of isolation sinks in. I sometimes found myself pushing to reach the other side of the hill, just because there might be civilization on the other side. I don't know why I thought this -- cars were driving past me literally the whole time.

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Red Mustangs. Who needs 'em?

Red Mustangs. Who needs 'em?

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Camping in Peiffer Big Sur State Park, and having a communal dinner with new friends 

Camping in Peiffer Big Sur State Park, and having a communal dinner with new friends 

Hammock setup

Hammock setup

Chorizo With Zachary

Chorizo With Zachary

New friends. From left to right: George, Froukje, Winfried, and Paul. Not pictured (by accident!), Zachary and Samiha.

New friends. From left to right: George, Froukje, Winfried, and Paul. Not pictured (by accident!), Zachary and Samiha.

Goodbye Big Sur

Goodbye Big Sur

Camping in San Simeone state park, heating water for a shower. Because of the drought effecting California, the showers were closed. I took a bath in the nearby creek.

Camping in San Simeone state park, heating water for a shower. Because of the drought effecting California, the showers were closed. I took a bath in the nearby creek.

Goodnight

Goodnight

I arrived in San Louis Obisbo two days ago, new photos to come. 

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Enoch

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