After L.A. a big contrast awaited us – the Big Sur. Wide, long, untouched beaches with a wild rough sea. It was so cold and rough that I didn’t dare going in (see the photo below with my freaky face, haha). However some crazy surfers took up the battle and managed to surf in this crazy water with strong wild waves. I was impressed! This beach was called Sand Dollar beach and you were able to find jade there! I am not sure if we really found jade, or olivine or something similar looking, but the stones we brought home are green. Pure paradise!