West Coast Trip: Big Sur

I'm back! So sorry for the long disappearance - I've been busy teaching Skillpop classes, attending conferences, and even helping organize FusionConf (a local design conference here in Charlotte!). I've also been busy planning my return trip to the west coast in August. I'll be heading out to the big car show in Pebble Beach with Eric, and man booking things is getting expensive! Cost aside, we booked the cutest cabin in the mountains for our stay and I can't wait to be able to photograph the area and share it with you all. 

I decided it was time to take a break from all the busyness and return to this west coast trip series. This post is all about Big Sur. I'm so sad we weren't able to camp out in this area, but just driving through the area was so magical. I can't wait to go back and explore!

First up is Moss Beach. I don't think this is technically in Big Sur, but it gave us our first taste of the beautiful water and all the wildlife we'd see the next couple days.

Highlight of this trip? Getting up close to WILD OTTERS. Hands down, there is nothing cuter than watching a bunch of these guys flip and swim around together.

See what I mean? The cutest! I'm hoping to get a zoom lens before my next trip so I can capture these guys a little better.

Toree ventured into some rocks to grab a bunch of seal vertebrae. So cool!

The beaches here are so different from the east coast. Love those rocky hills and crystal blue waters, but I definitely missed the warm Atlantic.

McWay Falls. This is definitely in my top 3 most beautiful places I've ever been - pictures do not do it justice.

Unfortunately wildfires in the area closed all the state parks, so we couldn't hike down closer. Next time!

Nothing better than a west coast sunset.

I couldn't let you guys go without seeing a little more of those otters! Here's a little video I captured of them - sorry for the shakiness!

Want to see everywhere we visited on this road trip? Check out my previous posts below: