John & Anne Wiley

2015/07/25

Yankee to Cypress

Yummy photogenic Yankee Point treated us to a rainbow in the few low clouds huddling along the rugged shore where mansions cluster close to the untamed cliffs.

5507 Yankee Point

5507 Yankee Point

Point Lobos pointed the way beyond Carmel and across Monterey to the distant bay.

5483 Point Lobos

5483 Point Lobos

Near a beautiful beach the Carmelite Mission offers an ideal location for soul soothing strolls.

5475 Carmelite Mission

5475 Carmelite Mission

There are some pretty impressive mansions in the Pebble Beach area, though most are hidden from roads.

5467 Pebble Panorama

5467 Pebble Panorama

Cypress Point might be both heaven and hell for golfers with hazards ranging from strong unpredictable wind to flocking and nesting birds and perhaps a few aggressive pinnipeds. At least it’s a great place to pause and relax if the stress gets to you.

5466 Cypress Point

5466 Cypress Point

Along this part of the famous 17 Mile Drive are some great viewing spots like this next one, where you can see tourists standing agape at the top of the pic. But few other than golfers know about that tiny sheltered sand beach below the green on this side of the fence.

5459 CP Secret

5459 CP Secret

Looking back, this seems as good a spot as any to bid goodbye for now to the abundant spectacles of beautiful Big Sur.

5453 Bye Bye Big Sur

5453 Bye Bye Big Sur

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