California - Down the coast

Driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles along Highway 1 and Big Sur, down to San Diego.

  • A view to a kill

    It was almost impossible not to start humming on the song "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie.

    Overlooking San Francisco bay at Golden Gate bridge

  • Cable guy

    A cable car going up the steep California Street. The speed is regulated by pulling a large lever that makes the car hook into the chain that rolls in the tracks.

    San Francisco

  • Bridge over troubled country

    There are signs along the highway that says 'Fine $1000 for littering'. I can understand why.

    Bixby Creek Bridge on Highway One

  • The other Rocky

    This beautiful bridge was build in 1932. It is often mistaken for the larger Bixby Creek Bridge.

    Rocky Creek Bridge

  • Seaside

    The cozy town of Monterey has an excellent aquarium where the sea otters are particularly cute. Later the same evening we stood on a rooftop and saw wild otters swimming in the bay.


  • Kodak moment

    I wish there were more roads like this.

    Highway One

  • The ancients

    The Hearst Castle is located close to San Simeon, situated on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This palatial estate contains 165 rooms and countless expensive items.

    The Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle, San Simeon

  • Morning dip

    Another good place for a swim is the indoor Roman pool, styled after ancient Roman baths.

    The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle, San Simeon

  • One is the loneliest number

    Seems like we're on the right track.

    Highway One

  • Ge mig Smørrebrød

    This is the charming Danish village located in the Santa Barbara County. The buildings and bakeries follow traditional Danish styles, and several scenes in the movie Sideways were filmed here.


  • Wretched hive

    Venice Beach, Los Angeles

  • Dream of californication

    The Hollywood sign near the top of Mount Lee in Los Angeles

  • I scream you scream

    An ordinary sight on the streets of LA.

    Walk of Fame at Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles