Finding Spirituality in Big Sur

Finding Spirituality in Big Sur

You don't really have to go to any particular place to find peace, quiet and grace.

  • The Pacific Ocean surveyed by Dan Hoffman in Big Sur.

    By the Sea

    Here’s one of the many greats place to stop along Highway One. I had a cold during this whole trip, but every time I looked out at the crashing waves of the Pacific, I felt restored, as if I weren’t sick at all. 


  • The surf pounds against the rising cliffs in Big Sur.

    Pounding Surf

    Yet another impressive view from Highway One, which practically makes driving a spiritual experience (at least for the passengers. I’d prefer the driver to just pay attention to the speed limit). 

  • Henry Miller Library

    Cultural Heart and Soul of Big Sur

    Noted American author and expatriate Henry Miller made his home in Big Sur in 1944 after a long stint in Paris. I had to check out this small memorial nestled among the redwoods off Highway One.


  • A sweeping field of green in Pinnacles State Park in Big Sur.

    An Invitation to Nap

    After visiting Big Sur, we went to Pinnacles State Park, a massive piece of land with ancient volcanoes. I took a nap under that tree!

  • Rocks rise up in a field of yellow at Pinnacles State Park in Big Sur.

    Nature Makes a Statement at Pinnacles State Park

    An impressive rock formation at Pinnacles State Park.

  • Dan Hoffman hikes the hills of Big Sur.


    Pinnacles offered many more impressive views. My buddy surreptitiously snapped this photo of me scratching my back.

  • Dan Hoffman takes in the view at Pinnacles State Park.

    A Quiet Pause

    I made my friends stop our hike for a quiet pause. 


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