We found few towns, increasingly steep hills, and our first mission today. After breakfast with the Calls, we stopped briefly at the Franciscan mission in Carmel. Back on the road, the cliffs above the sea are cut by canyons, sometimes spanned by graceful bridges such as this one arching over Bixby Creek. We lunched by a stream along the Big Sur coast. Tom guided us to Limekiln State Park, where we made dinner as the sunset gave way to a clear night sky swept by the Milky Way.  
 
 
 
     
   
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