Navigating the pool, while avoiding any unnecessary contact with the water – 1966
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in the 1960’s was the smell of sycamores and campfire smoke, the sound of cawing crows and, more than anything else, the shock of the heart-stopping ice water in the Big Sur pool. Actually, it couldn’t have been any colder than the river it came from – it just seemed like it. Somehow, every time we went in, the coldness was always a bit more bone-cracking than we remembered.
But people were tough in those days and on warm summer afternoons there were always plenty of swimmers.
Serious business – wading in
We can’t remember exactly when the big pool was bulldozed out, but it was long, long ago. Only memories now remain …
We wish we had some photos showing more of the poolside “scene” as we remember it, but these are all we’ve found so far. We’ll post more if we find them.