On the Monterey coast

On the Monterey coast

Initially in mist, and then bright sunshine, we cycled the famous 17-mile drive from Cannery Row to Carmel and back. It’s a private road passing opulent housing and windswept golf courses. But on the other side of the road are rocky inlets, crashing waves and seal colonies.

The Lone Cypress has been called one of the most photographed trees in North America. Some 250 years old, the Monterey Cypress has been held in place with cables for 65 years
The attractive Mission in Carmel was established in 1771 by Junípero Serra who is sometimes called the “Father of California”
The beautiful beach at Carmel where we ate a picnic lunch. This is such a desirable town, with a real sense of community cohesion and environmental protection

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