Good morning Tuesday Peeps!!
FIRST and foremost, this post contains a TRUE photo EXPLOSION!
I hope you all had a good weekend!
How about a travelogue from California this very day? Peter, Karolina and I drove into a gray and misty Carmel-by-the-Sea after our drive on Pacific Coast Highway (Big Sur) the entire day. PCH, the most beautiful road I have ever driven in my life, by the way. Or, Peter was the man behind the wheel, I just sat next to him and tried to grasp the magnificent nature that was presented to us.
Carmel-by-the-Sea is as quaint, beautiful and quiet as you probably imagine it to be.
Cute roads, cute little alleys, lots of restaurants and little shops. It is fun walking around in this little town. We did not see the sun AT ALL when we were in Carmel. The June gloom was so strong there. It was not very warm either, I think it was around 52 degrees (or 12 C).
So, I am glad that we all had brought jeans, scarves and fleece jackets with us. They were NEEDED, to say the least.
Yes, Carmel-by-the-Sea is located RIGHT by the sea, so the winds of the Pacific Ocean are ever present.
After walking around for a while we found a good place for dinner.
ALL restaurants were open, life felt very, very normal there (Covid wise). IT was HARD getting a table and it was pure luck for us when we finally did find a good place for dinner.
We reserved a table for our second night in Carmel right away!
Everything closes early in Carmel as well.
It is not a happening party town, rest assured. But we found a little place for a drink before heading back to our hotel. Karolina and Mike had been there before. They visited Carmel back in March, so of course our girl knew exactly where to take us!
The evening ended with Karolina jumping into the hot tub and Peter and I hanging by the cozy fire pits outside our hotel in the misty evening.
The following morning Peter and I ventured out BRIGHT and early.
Karolina slept in.
We walked down to the beach.
In Carmel-by-the-Sea you are sure to find one of the most famous golf courses in the world, Pebble Beach.
You’ll see this widely known golf course right from the beach in Carmel.
Peter was a little bit star struck as he walked up to the golf course from the beach. A big moment for him, haha.
I stayed down on the beach while Peter admired the course.
Peter's pic from the course. You can see me on the beach!
It is a lovely beach.
BUT, the best thing in Carmel is how CUTE it is. The houses are like little fairy tale houses (And, needless to say, this is an EXTREMELY expensive area to live in).
I've been to California several times, but I still think citrus trees are exotic!
Later on in the morning after a good breakfast (Omelette anyone? HAHA. Classic Annika-breakfast when traveling) we drove the famous 17-Mile Drive.
Yes, it was gloomy and gray as anything, but still soooooo fantastic. I loved it!!
You are driving right by the Pacific Ocean, the nature is IN YOUR FACE!!! If you ever go to Carmel-by-the Sea you have GOT to drive this road, it is is MUST!!!!
The cliff out in the water is occupied by cormorants (skarvar in Swedish) and if you zoom in you'll see seals galore on the bottom at the rock.
This is the famous Lone Cypress Tree in Pebble Beach. This is the logotype for The Pebble Beach Company. This tree looks so solemn and majestic on its cliff.
Have a very good Tuesday!!