Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Big Sur

Mr. Octopus and I spent the holiday weekend in Big Sur celebrating our first wedding anniversary. It was our first time to Big Sur and we were not disappointed. The ragged coastline, fog-covered cliffs, ocean views, clean air. It's the most beautiful part of California I've ever seen. Most of the Big Sur coastline is protected (either by the State of California or the U.S. Forest Service), so it is undeveloped and open to the public. Accommondations are few (commercial development being limited), but range from campgrounds to rustic inns to luxury boutique hotels (there weren't any chain hotels or motels as far as I saw). The closest town is Carmel (of Clint Eastwood fame), which is about an hour to the north. I picked up a copy of the Carmel Pine Cone, the weekly local paper, and was fascinated by the police log. Some interesting parts:
Carmel Valley: Business owner on Cachagua Road reported a possible DUI driver. Deputies located the driver and found the driver was not intoxicated but had emotional issues. Driver was transported to his home.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Observed a loose dog in the commercial district on Eighth Avenue. The dog was captured and an area check was made. A business owner gave information on a possible owner. The owner was contacted by telephone. The dog escaped out of a newly constructed fence. The dog was returned to a family member and was secured in the home. Information and a warning were given. No prior contacts, and follow up needed for dog license information.

Carmel Valley: Report of several shots heard in Mid Carmel Valley. Turned out to be gopher eradication with propane explosions. No shots fired.
We took some great pictures in Big Sur. I hope to post them soon. I need to find the USB cord for my digicam (misplaced in the move, unfortunately).

1 comment:

junebee said...

That is way too much information on someone's dog who got loose! You have to imagine the detail is there was a real crime such as a murder or robbery.