Thursday, March 12, 2009

Along The Coast Highway



The main thoroughfare through town is still Old Highway 101. Until the late 1960s, it was the main road between San Diego and Los Angeles. Now there's an eight lane freeway that most people use to get where they're going. But if you have enough time to set a leisurely pace, the Coast Highway is definitely the scenic route. It runs right next to the beach at times, crosses over the lagoons, and through the small beach towns that sprang to life when the railroad was built in the 1880s.

The beach towns each have a flavor of their own. The picture below shows one of our more colorful neighborhood stores. It's been a market for as long as any one can remember, and the building itself dates back to the 1930s.

4 comments:

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Just stumbled across your blog...love your photos...they're fabulous...I'll be back for more...

High Desert Diva said...

This post has me pondering a drive home from San Francisco along Hwy 101 instead of boring old I-5...

32˙North Supplies said...

Great shot of the ocean. Looks a little chilly!

Ann said...

This looks like Auckland. In fact when I arrived in Auckland, I swore I was in San francisco.