She was right. It was curvy and had no shoulders, but the speed limit was 35-45 MPH and there was little traffic. Frankly, it was a LOT easier than driving U.S. 1 on the California coast in redwood country.
I was a little worried because it had been raining for two days and the weather looked iffy that morning. However, by the time I got out there, the clouds had lifted and the sky mostly cleared. Here are some photos of what I saw:
Unfortunately, at one scenic pullover, I decided to make myself a sandwich and ended up cutting my thumb. It was hard to bandage it without a thumb to use, but I ended up putting two tight bandaids on it to stop the bleeding and then wrapped it in some of that stretchy wrap. Big problem was that my carefully put together first aid kit was buried in an inaccessible bottom drawer in my bedroom. I have now moved it to where I can more easily get it without having to open slides. Cut turned out to be sore, but not as bad as I first thought.