Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Once Upon A Road Trip


I do my share of road trips. I love it for so many reasons. I love it especially because even a short haul drive would get me reenergized. There is something therapeutic about the open road. And if you live in California just like I do, you'd know there's plenty of destinations for any kind of road trips in your agenda.

Sometimes it's not the destination that matters, it's just the trip. And I love doing skywatching when I'm sitting in the passenger's seat with my camera ready to click anytime.

I was browsing at my albums a few weeks ago and I stumbled upon these photos I took on the drive back from the Central California coastal town of Cambria a few years ago. I remembered that these photos were earmarked for a Skywatch post, but that didn't happen until now.

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Open road, wide open spaces.

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Blue skies, sunny and clear day with wispy clouds.

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The Pacific with the Morro Rock.

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The landscape varies from mountains.

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To pretty as a postcard vineyards.

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Spotting old structures along the way is fun for me.

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27 comments:

  1. A great serie of photos!
    Well done!

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  2. I agree the postcard photo it is indeed beautiful! Love your captures too.

    Kim,USA

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  3. Oh, yes! Postcard perfect indeed! What perfect skies for a perfect vacation! The second one is my favorite with the light on the water!! Gorgeous!!

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  4. Bellissimo questo tuo mondo... mi piace molto l'effetto di questa strada...
    Myriam

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  5. I really enjoyed your photos. Very good!

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  6. Beautiful shots, have a great weekend.

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  7. Beautiful landscapes and the sky is pretty too. Lovely collection of photos. Happy Skywatching!

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  8. Beautiful landscapes and the sky is pretty too. Lovely collection of photos. Happy Skywatching!

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  9. Great shots from your road trip. The landscapes and skies are all so beautiful.

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  10. A splendid series! Love the first shot!

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  11. I love the first photo, the contrast of the blue skies with the green landscape along with the gray highway. Beautiful angle! :D

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  12. Lovely series! Yeah, passengers seat is really something I want be on ...

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  13. Nice photos. I really enjoyed your Cambria road trip photos.
    Thank you!

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  14. That's a great road trip too! I love that part of our state and would love to go back. I have a ton of photos that I meant to post on one of the memes and then never do! Oh well. (By the way, my cancer treatment is working so far! Yeah!)

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  15. Love this part of California... your photos are spectacular!

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  16. i agree, open roads are therapeutic! i love these photos, the various landscapes in California are beautiful. fantastic series.

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  17. All look awesome!
    Thanks for dropping by :)

    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2013/05/sky-watch-sunset-sky.html

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  18. Very beautiful photos for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  19. Am just in love with those blue skies...

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  20. Big open blue skies and wonderful scenery along the way ... I love the Autumnal shades in your vineyard pic just gorgeous.

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  21. beautiful colours & composition....lovely!

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  22. What gorgeous views! A great trip for sure.

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  23. Really nice! It's been a looong time since I have been there. I know what you mean about road trips. Once in awhile, it's nice to take a short getaway.

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  24. Beautiful pictures Maria - it'd be a shame if you just kept them stashed away in your digital vault (same guilty one here hehehe!)

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  25. It doesn't get much better than that, Maria, especially from California!

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  26. Just love, love, love these wide open spaces with very few structures! Not something I get to see often.

    I apologize for the lack of visits recently. I got transferred to a new office last month and am only just beginning to adjust to the new schedule and work.

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