The Glorious Twists & Turns of Highway 1

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Highway 1 on the west coast of the United States is one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world. It runs mostly along bluffs and beaches at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Somewhere between Jenner and Mendocino

During my last California visit my mom and I drove the section between Jenner and Mendocino. We weren’t in a hurry so we pulled off many times to take in the view or check out various points of interest such as Fort Ross and the Point Arena Lighthouse (more about those in upcoming posts).

One of the things that fascinates me about this stretch of Highway is the surrounding terrain, and how the road meanders through it. At one of the high points we pulled off and could see the road crisscrossing he hillsides and valley below. It was spellbinding.

I took quite a few photos from this vantage point – here are a few of my favorites:

Highway 1 Curves in Northern California


Highway 1 Curves in Northern California

Highway 1 Curves in Northern California

Highway 1 Curves in Northern California

A bit further down the road we’d pulled off again and I noticed these lovely curves going into a more heavily forested area, with the fog just grazing the hilltops.

Highway 1 Curves in Northern California

Highway 1 is a most fabulous place to drive…and pause…and drive…and pause. I can’t wait for my next adventure up the California coast. There is always more to see!

About My Highway 1 Photos

All of the photos in this series were captured handheld with my Canon 6D and 16-35mm Lens. Processing was done in Lightroom and Luminar.

This post is Part 5 in a series of articles about my California adventures in July of 2018.

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