Big Sur, El Sur Grande, or ‘the big country of the south’ is a spectacular section of California coastline south of San Francisco and north of Los Angeles. Famous for its scenic drive along the ocean, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Once Highway 1, the only road in the area, was built, in the 30’s, Big Sur became home to artists, writers, entrepreneurs and homesteaders drawn to the rugged beauty and solitude of the coast. They depended on the highway to connect them to the rest of the world. Wildfires, mudslides and heavy rains have always been a […]
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