Always keen to go forwards I was reluctent to retrace the 3 miles or so to get me back on route, and having consulted the gps(!), there appeared to be a bike path that would provide for a short cut!
To begin with the road that started of as good deteriorated somewhat to overgrown at the edges and a little broken but, nonetheless, rideable.
But, not too disheartened, I pressed on. Unfortunately, rather than improving, it got worse, until, eventually, I had to resort to walking the bike through the this:
So much for a short cut! And GPS!
The cycle from Carmel to Big Sur: Fantastic.