This was the warning to trucks traveling back the way we came.
After 2 days riding inland the coast has changed dramatically. We have left behind the forested coastline of Oregon and far Northern California. The coastline is now semi-arid grasslands broken up by groves of Eucalyptus and Cypress trees and yucca blooming along the roadside. It is also nice to be off busy highway 101 and on the much smaller CA-1. This section of coast is much more remote and wild than the Oregon coastline. It looks more like the Chilean coast south of La Serena. Very few towns or businesses.