Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hand-Cut

One of the many trails connecting Big Sur to the California coast was made possible by hand excavation in the early 20th century. This 120-foot tunnel was bored by hand to connect CA Highway 1 with a coastal dock for timber boats. The dock must have been treacherous to embark. Jagged golden rock riddled by ocean currents and salt air threatened approaching vessels; a disheartening for any mariner. The California coast abounds with opportunities.

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