It’s perhaps the most famous highway in the world — California State Highway 1, a narrow strip of roadway between the cliffs and the ocean on the very edge of the continent. Blessed with spectacular natural landscapes, inspiring ocean views and the echoes of California history, Highway 1 is a scenic drive like no other.
An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North is a unique literary and artistic guidebook that draws the reader on along the northern half of Highway 1, from the Bixby Bridge south of Carmel to Leggett in extreme northern California, as seen through the eyes of a fine artist and a writer.
Lavishly illustrated with over 100 original full-color Pat Hunter watercolors depicting the natural and man-made glories of California’s coast, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North is a thinking person’s travel guide that reveals hidden treasures and unexpected delights.
Written as a memoir of the authors’ tour along the highway, the book takes an appealingly idiosyncratic perspective, as the authors record their explorations off the beaten path, their serendipitous discoveries, and their personal reactions to the places and people they encounter.
Going far beyond the usual travel guide, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North is a literary and artistic collaboration that captures a very personal experience of a journey, illuminated by a deep historical awareness of the places, people and events of Highway 1 and the California coast.
Perfect for keeping in the car or planning ahead at home, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North directs the reader to points of interest, sights to see and places to stay and the best seafood restaurants on the coast, giving readers everything they need to organize their own personal Highway 1 journeys.
A satisfying and contemplative mixture of captivating artistry and personal essay, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North reinvents the travel guide as a literary form.
Audience: California tourism readers, California history readers and art lovers.
Craven Street Books
An Imprint of Linden Publishing
2006 S. Mary St.
Fresno, CA 93721