Big Sur California is along the coast, north of Vandenberg.  It is a neat place and hard to describe.  We hunted for Jade, watched the sea lions, hiked, and camped.  The only problem was that it was quite the drive up there.

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We got up there late and camped out by the side of the road.  We did our best to set up some place to sleep. Fred is working in the van trying to get things ready to sleep. The camp fire we started.  It gets cold at night.
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Getting ready to go the next morning. The van interior.  Here we are!  The campsite at Big Sur.
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Another view of the campsite. Bill Hansell working on the campsite. The van.
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Bill Hansell. The view just beyond the van. The stream rolled right next to the campsite.
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The stream. More scenery. Bill Hansell in the stream.
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The Lime Kiln trail.  There was a time when lime was mined in the area and these buildings would cook it. The Lime Kiln. The lime Kiln.  The trees were really tall and it was very sunny, it was difficult to take a photo.
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The Lime Kiln trail. A Lime Kiln. Fred Reardon hikes around the Lime Kiln trail.
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Bill Hansell at the Lime Kiln. The Trail. A Lime Kiln.
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More Lime Kiln. The Lime Kiln trail follows a stream to a waterfall. Lime Kiln trail.
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Lime Kiln Trail. Lime Kiln Trail. Lime Kiln Trail.  Bill Hansell walks by.
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Fred Reardon. The Lime Kiln Trail. The Waterfall at the end of the Lime Kiln Trail.
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The Waterfall. Waterfall at the end of the Lime Kiln Trail. The trail.
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Lime Kiln Trail. Fred Reardon. The Waterfall.
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More Waterfall. Looking straight up the trail. Lime Kiln Trail.
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Lime Kiln Trail. Lime Kiln Trail. Bill Hansell relaxes after the hike.
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More Relaxation. Our Camp Site. Jade Cove.  This was not all that far from our camp site.  You park by the road and walk the trail to the cliff and then walk straight down.
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Jade Cove scenery. More at the top of Jade Cove. Looking down to Jade Cove from the top.
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Jade Cove. Down at the bottom of the Jade Cove, where you dig for Jade. Jade Cove.  Fred is poking around for Jade.
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Bill Hansell at Jade Cove. The Surf at Jade Cove. Jade Cove.
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The rocky area that is Jade Cove. Jade Cove. Bill Hansell.
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Jade Cove. Jade Cove. Jade Cove.
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There is a Sea Otter or Seal out there watching us.  I did my best to get his photo. I think that there is a Seal out there. Seal out there.
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Seal in the Surf. Seal in the Surf. Seal in the Surf.
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From the top. From the top. From the top of Jade Cove.
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Jade Cove. Jade Cove. Jade Cove.
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Jade Cove. Walking out of Jade Cove. The Camp Site.
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Fred's truck. Camp Site. Fred Reardon at the Campsite.
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Our Campsite. Our Campsite. Bill Hansell at Camp Site.
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Heading back. Heading Back. Heading Back.
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Fred Reardon Heading Back. I am not sure if this is still in Big Sur, but it is included on their web-site.  It is called Seal Beach and it is the place where the Seals go to hang out. They are literally across the beach as far as the eye can see.
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Seal Beach. Seal Beach. Seal Beach.
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Seal Beach. Seal Beach. Seal Beach.  The Seals literally cover the beach.
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Seal Beach. Seal Beach.