Soberanes Point, California
(a side-gallery to the Two Hundred Fifty Pixels Wide exhibition)
© 2002-2017 David Whittemore

img The Place For No Story is a poem by Robinson Jeffers about this area at the northmost point of Big Sur.

A copy of the poem was nailed to the parks' service info-area just across highway 1 from Soberanes Point.

7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img This is the view standing on the point looking back towards the pasture-covered low mountains.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img Walking down the short path from highway 1, the early spring wildflowers are out and enjoying the high humidity and cool air.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img Standing atop the cliff and looking left, one is greeted by the faint sounds of sea lions calling and the more dominant sound of waves crashing against the shore.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img At the edge here is a short but steep set of steps leading down to a rocky area 20 feet below the top of the cliff.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img Here, down below the cliff, the rocks are like flames - softened by time but still violent. Sheltered somewhat, the wind here is not overpowering. One could imagine a wedding taking place here...
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img Looking straight down, the waves 40 feet below beat on the exposed rocks. Clumps of kelp bob in time.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img Further down the path and looking back.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img At the end of the short path to the right is an amazing sheltered cove - apparently inaccessible from here. I'll bet there's treasure buried down there.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img Across highway 1 is the head of several trails and an old barn.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img Inexplicably, an ancient stand of cactii cling to the earth just past some equally old pines.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img Detail of new growth against a weathered old cactus leaf.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img Fir and spring flowers.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img A stand of lillies.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img And the close-up of a single bloom.
7 Mar 2002 - Soberanes Point, California

img About 2 miles South of Soberanes Point just past the famous Bixby Bridge... The sun was finally breaking through the cloud cover and a more dramatic spot could not be imagined. And boy was it windy. (man, I look haggard).
7 Mar 2002 - Atop Hurricane Point, California

Someone else was nice enough to have put together a Quicktime Virtual Tour of Soberanes Point.

Last updated: Thu Mar 7 22:33:44 PST 2002

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