After winding up our 3 day excursion to Yosemite, we started the next leg of our foray into California – the west coast road trip. We hadn’t really organised anything for this part of the holiday preferring to see where the road would take us. Being an Apple Inc. tragic (since 1980), I had hopes of visiting the hallowed campus at No.1 Infinity Loop but it was not to be. Instead, we decided to head cross country to Carmel By The Sea where we could start the Pacific Coast drive the following day. I love the American terrain, ever changing, ever interesting. To see the rocky, fertile grounds of Yosemite give way to rolling hills of sunburnt grasses which, in turn, gave way to the lush coastal vegetation of Carmel was stunning.
Carmel itself is a pretty town peppered with fairytale shingle houses, smart weatherboard retreats and mock tudor tearooms. Its also unusual in that there are no street lights and houses aren’t numbered (which can make locating an address quite a challenge for the uninitiated). Its charming, old worldly and well-to-do. We only stayed a night there and sadly the weather had turned on us by the time we arrived. Still, its charms shone through and if we’d had the time we probably would of stayed another night.
Here’s a few quick snaps from around this beautiful seaside town.