the pch is the quintessentially californian route + almost direct meaning of ‘taking the scenic route’. the coastal drive connecting northern + southern california has a number of gems + landmarks adorned by tourists year after year. i have always enjoyed the drive, with sights often reminding me of simpler places in the european countryside particularly ireland + france.
there are a few different ways to get from la to sf, the shortest being the 5, taking between six + six and a half hours. the pch takes nearly nine hours but is worth every extra mile if you have the time to spare.
this particular trip wasn’t the entire stretch, only an overnight trip stopping in pismo beach + morro bay.
our visit was the last weekend of march + we were met with the foggiest of days + the strongest ocean haze. even in the daylight, the fog was so strong that we couldn’t see the top of morro rock even standing right next to it.
fate telling us to return i suppose.
below are a few captures, in all their foggy glory.
all shot my leica m 240, properly named lilly the leica #lillytheleica. summilux 50 + 24mm lens f/1.4
[sidenote] i wasn’t expecting to see so many otters or i would’ve brought my telephoto lens. truthfully i am still bitter i opted to go without it.
lesson learned, universe.
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