On our recent trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea, we were delighted to find that we were only a mile from the Scenic 17 Mile Drive which winds through the Pebble Beach area. It truly is a magnificent drive, especially along the coast. We did the drive thrice, and had very different experiences each time. The first time we drove by ourselves, and it was a sunny, perfect day with the bluest skies and water you could ever hope for. The second time we went with friends, and it was very foggy, and had a different type of beauty…almost forlorn, I would say. Our third drive was to famous Spanish Bay, where the first rate golf course closes each night with a Bagpiper, walking from the 3rd Hole to the Club, at sunset. I will say it is absolutely the best way to spend a sunset in Pebble Beach!
The views on the 17 Mile Scenic Drive are fantastical!
Beautiful view point at Fantail Beach
I could have stayed forever.
Each stop was more beautiful than the last.
The drive in the mist gave our second drive a mystical aura!
This cottage has the most amazing roof, so bright in the sun!
Here is the bright cottage in the fog!
Our friend Don on the foggy shore.
Long time friends! Our second trip together in the last two years, and I hope there will be many more!
A bird flying toward Seal Island in the fog
Randy and I at Spanish Bay, waiting for the sunset…and the bagpiper!
Jill and I call ourselves the Libra-Liberal-Twins…and we have for over 30 years! Yikes!
Spanish Bay Resort, with fire pits and cocktails while waiting for the sunset.
Jill waiting for the sunset
Time to roost.
A beautiful beginning
The deepening sunset
Every night at sunset a bagpiper closes the Spanish Bay Golf Course. It is a tradition worth seeing…and hearing.
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