Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hanging Out in Carmel



We've been hanging out in Carmel this weekend, enjoying the smell of the sea and walking along the ocean. It's been brisk and windy and we've seen very little of the sun. Still, we've been sleeping in and getting lots of R & R in and yesterday had a fabulous walk, not to mention doing a little shopping and lots of sampling of tasty gourmet dishes.

Yesterday we took the 17-Mile Drive to get photos of the Lone Cypress, that iconographic tree that appears on everything Pebble Beach or Carmel-by-the-Sea-related. It's 250 years old and now clings to the rock stabilized by guide wires. For me, it's a symbol of steadfastness.

Today we're off to Point Lobos, just south of Carmel. Miles of trails and lots of tide pools. I'm hoping to see a live starfish. Seeing them in aquariums just isn't quite the same. More later ...

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