Monday, November 5, 2012

Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur California

LoL, I know you are all dying to know where I was on my post below. I had two blogger friends Lynne and Linda the first two to reply. Lynne was correct as far as saying Coastal Hwy #1 and  Linda was right on the mark with her answer of the 17 mile Scenic Drive. My photos were taken along the 17 mile Scenic Drive. The scenic drive starts in Pacific Grove, California and we ended it at the Pebble Beach near Carmel. Pebble Beach is a famous golf course, on this day we had fun watching the deer on the golf course and the seals sunning themselves on the rocks and beach across from the golf course.

Here are a few more shots taken from that trip we stopped at Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur.






We love the coastal scenes and the beaches the most, even though we spent a little time at the Monterey pier for lunch and a visit to the aquarium and we walked around the town of Carmel.These photos are all from my archives, I am just sitting here wishing I was on a warm sunny beach somewhere. It's gotten cold out there already and its only the beginning of November. T hanks for playing around with my guessing game and I appreciate the comments.



This is the famous Cypress Tree seen along the 17 mile scenic drive.

30 comments:

  1. ...I had an inkling that it was Pebble Beach, but was only there once with my aunt and uncle from the area. When I get a chance, I have to dig out the photos because I feel like I have the same shot with the tree!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. KT, thanks for the visit and comment. I seeing that tree and the pretty view of the ocean. Have a great day!

      Delete
  2. I am surprised . . . Several years since I have been there . . . but how could one forget such beauty. Happy you have traveled often . . . your son with you too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hi Lynne, thanks for the comment! It is a beautiful place to visit. Hubby and I love to travel, my son is at the age now where he prefers to stay home or travel with his friends. Have a great day!

      Delete
  3. Since I haven't been there, I wouldn't have a clue where your photos were taken... I did notice that they were not in the Smokies... ha ha ....

    SOMEDAY--we hope to get out there and see some of that beauty.. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Betsy, thanks for commenting. I think you will love a trip to California and Yosemite when you go. It is beautiful! Have a great day!

      Delete
  4. I haven't been on that route in forever.

    ReplyDelete
  5. It sure is a beautiful coastline.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What wonderful photos with the view of ocean and the rocks !
    I know that the Carmel is a lovely beach town !

    ReplyDelete
  7. I always love ocean views, even though it's 30 minutes from my door. Great shots.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Now that looks like the sort of place we would love, lovely photos.

    ReplyDelete

  9. · I enjoy visiting those places with your photos.

    · regards

    CR· & ·LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh I am sure it is a wonderful drive, especially circuitous lanes along the seashore. I feel like touring with you too. It is sad that the our areas along the shores here are now occupied with man-made structures, understandable because we are a small country.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a beautiful coastline! Great shots.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very good photo's Eileen..... nice place there.

    Greetings, Joop

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such fun. I wouldn't have had a clue! I lead a sheltered life.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I had no idea where this place is but it is beautiful. That was an unforgettable trip for you. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Spent a week in Carmel back in 1987. Spent more time at Hog's Breath than I should have..LOL

    ReplyDelete
  16. You were close to my neck of the woods. And looks like you hit the highlights of the area. I assume that is the Bixby Bridge in your first picture. I think it is one of the most scenic bridges in CA.

    ReplyDelete
  17. The joy of photos and my travel diaries is being able to go back and re-visit favorite places! And it's a real bonus when it warms you up on a cold day. Beautiful posts about one of the loveliest drives in the world.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great pictures...a wonderful favorite place to visit.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Your second shot reminds me of Lulworth Cove, in Dorset, UK. Taken there as a child I was fascinated by that opening in the rock that would, if in a boat, lead one to unknown waters ahead. This week I have followed up on my study of the sunrise, this time with the glare. I found my photo of last week's sunrise
    which actually did capture the red ball of fire that I knew I had seen! Thanks for the memory!

    ReplyDelete
  20. oh I love the Cypress tree! stunning photos :) xxo

    ReplyDelete
  21. beautiful shots of Big Sur and the cypress tree, Eileen, we are heading that way this week, just wish we would have clear skies as yours. coincidentally, my post yesterday was about this part of CA too :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. fabulous views of an exciting part of the world to visit, thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  23. Es precioso este lugar.
    La última fotografía es una preciosidad.
    Hay mucha calma en sus fotos, me encantan.
    Un abrazo.

    ReplyDelete
  24. We have done this same drive, Eileen! It is really beautiful. I love California!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love how you share your travels...California is such a lovely state.

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a spectacular coast-line!

    ReplyDelete
  27. that is a gorgeous tree. no wonder you wanted to check it out. awesome!! ( :

    ReplyDelete

Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate all your visits.
Have a great day, Eileen