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Ventana - An Enchanting Resort in BIg Sur

Summary: I love Ventana. I highly recommend visiting  and exploring the landscape at Lime Kiln and Andrew Molera State Park which I've blogged about here. Please note this is #notsponsored . Yes, that means we paid our own bill! Lots of details in the following review. including a Post Ranch vs Ventana comparison.  Can you tell there's something exciting beyond this beautiful gate? There's something special about Big Sur, a magic in the light, the presence of the Pacific, the cliffs, beaches, redwood forests and the murmur of the surf. It's one of my favorite places in California. I couldn't think of anywhere else I wanted to be to celebrate turning fifty, because it's a place where there's a sense of nature, space and light and a wide horizon. We've been to Big Sur many times and for a celebration there are two fantastic hotels vying for your attention. The exclusive, modern and very private, cliff top Post Ranch Inn and on the other side of the road the …

Baby It's Cold Outside!

This morning we awoke to snow on the rooftops.Ok, I admit when I first peered  down at the gutter  I presumed it was plaster from the ongoing building work, that is until I looked at the buildings across from our flat and realized it was snow! 

I suppose you think I should hotfooted it over to Notre Dame  for the "money shot" of a   worthy historical site caught with a light dusting of white? Sorry, there's no way I'm going out there right now, it's far too cold for a Brit raised in the tropics!