We’re reaching the end! After leaving Hollywood we drove over to Malibu to start our drive up the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s the first time I’d seen the Pacific Ocean from the continent!
We took two days to drive up the highway and reach our destination. Ocean, mountains, valleys, farms, wildlife, we saw it all! I’ll just post pictures and explain a bit along the way.
The drive to Malibu
More Malibu Canyon
First view of the Pacific!
We’re in Malibu!
Driving north on the Pacific Coast Highway. People pull off almost anywhere and head to the water.
Right off the Highway
Admiring the power
One of the places we stopped at was an elephant seal resting ground. They would flip sand on themselves to stay cool.
The male elephant seals were practicing their territorial fighting
They’re adolescent males practice fighting
They make grunting noises
They do this to learn how to defend their territory during mating season
As we drove farther north (and probably higher in elevation) we experienced the fog I so often hear about. This next picture was taken as we were reaching our stopping point for the evening. The picture after that was in the morning.
Fog rolling in
Low clouds in the morning
Coastal Range and fog
Fog against the mountain
As we drove along my husband saw a whale in the ocean. We pulled off where several people were already watching them. There were birds around the same area, so there was obviously a school of something yummy they all wanted.
As the day wore on the fog burned off, and maybe we were lower in elevation?
There is a lot of farmland along the PCH. Animals and plants. There is a drought in California right now, but the farmland was still so beautiful.
The coast is dotted not only by farmland, but harbor towns. Similar to New England, with milder weather and different architecture. So picturesque!
boats in the harbor
Well, that’s it for our Roadschooling/moving trip!
- Around 5,800 miles
- 18 states
- four time zones
- four of the five biomes
- seven of the eight ecoregions in the US
- not as much schooling as I would have hoped, but the girls still learned so much
And it won’t stop now that we’re in our new town. We will continue to explore and experience and learn!
Hope you enjoyed the trip with us! Keep checking back to see what we get ourselves into in the next several months.
Not So SAHM
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