17 Mile Drive

California Road Trip - PCH to Carmel by Philip Swallow

(Originally posted to Facebook on June 5, 2019)

The first day was very much a driving day as we weaved out of Los Angeles and up the coast to Morro Bay, passing through Santa Monica, Malibu, Santa Barbara and many other names you get to know over the years though TV & movies. Not many photographic opportunities on the way or at Morro Bay but a lot more yesterday. 

Yesterday we set off from Morro Bay on a more classic section of Highway One. We saw an Elephant Seal Colony, stopped at many viewpoints and the “June Gloom” fog lifted just as we approached our overnight stop at Carmel. 

Carmel is a beautiful town. Doris Day lived here and Clint Eastwood was former Mayor. If you get the chance, pay a visit!

Yesterday evening we toured 17 Mile Drive which takes in the Pebble Beach Golf Links and is a very picturesque piece of land indeed - lifestyles of the rich and famous! They are currently putting the structure together to host the 119th US Open Golf Championship that starts on Thursday June 13th. We saw the Australian golfer Adam Scott in Carmel with his family - probably here for early practise. 

It has been busy but very enjoyable. We have been taking photos and video and need a bit of downtime to process it, hopefully we will get some at our next two stops which are more than one night stopovers.