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Point Lobos CA: Stand in Awe

Straight from a scene out of a great American road trip movie, imagine riding past Big Sur with the salt sea breeze whipping the wind into a frenzy, imagine the sunlight pouring down across should shoulders and the yelps of sea lions honking from down on the bay below. Point Lobos CA seems to capture the essence of pure coastal west coast.

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Wild, rugged and cloaked in an honest to god beauty, this is the experience you have been waiting for. The impressive state reserve seems to stretch on for miles boasting misty smashed up coastline, pebble boulder beaches and a glimpse of whales fanning their tails out in the distance.

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Stepping out of your car and suddenly you are part of this vast and tangible world that floods around you. The light reflecting off the rocks seem sharper, the ocean surge leaves flecks of salt on your skin and a curious yet shy deer stands frozen in the bushes for only as moment before darting into the depths of the woods. Crystal clear waters collect in the rock pools tempting you to kick off your shoes and wade in to watch the crabs scuttle.

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This world of ocean vistas and rocky shores seems to be the perfect place to recharge your batteries and gives an in depth glimpse into the sheer wonder, drama and magnitude of America’s different faces. Wild lilac and the smeared red lips of poppies dance in the meadows and there is nothing here that speaks of the glitz and the glamor of man-made America, only you, Mother Nature and the world at your feet.

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Those who cannot steer clear of diving into the hues of blue will find a rich underwater paradise sitting beneath the shores, harbor otters splash playfully, rainbow anemones shrink back into their hidden coves and everything turns to gold with the glimpse of a setting sun.

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