Driving from my home in Marina, Calif going South on HWY 1,most of the drive until this huge sand dune you cannot see the ocean, but it is beautiful none the less. This sand dune is a message board for the Monterey Peninsula--like the "Tina will you marry me" message. Traffic is usually smooth sailing (except during commute hours and on days when there are a lot of tourists coming into town.) That is until you come around this dune and see the Monterey Bay.... oh WOW! it isn't unusual for traffic to come to a crawl.
Tomorrow I'll post the drive by shooting of that view.