Day 140 – April 16, 2011
With Highway 1 being closed down fifteen miles below Carmel, we had to turn south and leave Big Sur via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. The road is actually a stop in the Reader’s Digest book and is described as, “this paved 25-mile byway – a white knuckle side trip with hairpin curves and panormic views – traverses the Santa Lucia Range and ends at an army base.” It was very clear that landslides had recently been cleared from the area and the road, like Highway 1 has a few chunks missing from it.
I’m happy to say we survived the two hour detour, steep hills and sharp turns to make it to Fort Hunter Liggett where rusted out cars, tanks, and ropes courses stood roadside. I presume testing and practice missions may be suspended in this area while tourists cross through the base…or at least I hope so, or a moving vehicle might be the recipient of bullets intended for the nearby targets.
Dinner for the evening consisted of sushi at Blowfish, walking distance from Nicole’s place in the Mission in San Francisco….ETB
PS…No Bark, Thought or Song of the Day on Travel Days.