Kentyn Reynolds - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Carmel Mission Inn hosted this year's Oldies but Goodies Rock N' Roll Party which was held to benefit Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. The goal of Peace of Mind is to find loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them and for senior dogs in shelters. The event was held in order to raise funds for Peace of Mind so that the organization can continue its dog rescue efforts.
Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, July 09, 2014
This year's Barnyard Food and Wine Celebration was another fun-filled event complete with live music by Victory Lane, a special performance by Delaney Ann, dozens of local wines, and mouth watering cuisine prepared by various local Barnyard restaurants. The proceeds generated from the event benefited the Carmel Valley Rotary Foundation.
Kentyn Reynolds - Tuesday, April 01, 2014
By Richard Oh
Otter Cove and Oh Wines
Monterey County has grown world class, quality grapes for many decades. The Wine Enthusiast magazine named Monterey County one of the ten best wine travel destinations of 2013. Here is what Wine Enthusiast editor Steve Heimoff had to say about Monterey County wine country, “it has beautiful scenery, including Big Sur, the 17-Mile Drive and the Pebble Beach golf courses. It has the tourist venues of Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. It has the upscale galleries and bistros of Carmel-by-the-Sea.”
Kentyn Reynolds - Monday, March 24, 2014
Written by Sally Smith
The 29th Presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon takes place Sunday, April 27, 2014. Thousands of runners from all 50 states and 25 countries will gather that weekend to take part in any of six races along California’s scenic Highway 1. Though the marathon sold out in record time, spots are still available for the marathon relay, the 5K and the 9-Miler, a beautiful route that takes runners and walkers into Pt. Lobos State Reserve. Visit http://www.bsim.org for more information.
Photo by Tom Rolander
Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World Magazine once stated “If we were told we could only run one marathon in our lifetime, Big Sur would have to be it.”
In 1986 Big Sur resident Bill Burleigh’s dream of a footrace along coastal Highway One became a reality, and the inaugural Big Sur International Marathon (BSIM) attracted 1,800 runners. Twenty eight years later, this scenic trek from Big Sur to Carmel, held annually on the last Sunday in April, brings 4,500 runners from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries to experience a marathon that has been described as a spiritual, soul-enriching and life-changing event.
Kentyn Reynolds - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The aquarium's three story Kelp Forest is the centerpiece of the Ocean's Edge galleries.
© Monterey Bay Aquarium
In addition to its changing special exhibitions, the aquarium’s permanent exhibits include a towering three-story kelp forest; touch pools and other hands-on exhibits; the Splash Zone family galleries; and the million-gallon Open Sea exhibit, home to sandbar and hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, ocean sunfish and on occasion, a great white shark.
Kentyn Reynolds - Monday, March 17, 2014
Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Exploring Don Smith's Photography (Please Watch Video at Full Screen)
The first time I saw the photographs of Don Smith I recognized the works of a master. I believe my first impression was somewhere balanced between awe and intimidation. When I study Don's work I am constantly discovering new aspects of the photographs and many times I have to ask “how did he do that?” You can take just one of Don's photographs and spend hours exploring its details.
Kentyn Reynolds - Friday, January 10, 2014
By Don Smith
Lastly, if you only had time for one stop, without hesitation I’d tell you to visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
Located 27 miles south of the Carmel Mission Inn, this iconic scene sums up the beauty of the Big Sur coast in one iconic setting.
The cove is relatively kelp free accounting for the turquoise color of the cove. Moreover, the cove is fed by fresh water year-round from McWay Creek with the iconic McWay Waterfall (80 feet tall), making it the tallest freshwater fall anywhere on the entire west coast.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park – McWay Fall
Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, January 09, 2014
By Don Smith
Another favorite sunset location of mine is Garrapata State Park. On the northern end is an area known as Soberanes Point. Although not visible from the Highway, there is a cool arch (that I refer to as the Soberanes Arch).
Be very careful walking around this area as it is known for its “sneaker waves.” My best advice: never take your eyes off the ocean.
Soberanes Point – Garrapata State Park
During the winter months, especially on the eve of an approaching Pacific storm, the wave action can become quite dramatic; thus, making for great images! Just stay along the headlands and use caution and common sense and you’ll be fine. It is a beautiful area.
Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, January 08, 2014
By Don Smith
Once the light begins to fade from the Pt. Sur location, get back in your car and drive north for about a mile to Hurricane Point for sunrise light.
Hurricane Point gets its name from the strong updrafts that at times can make opening a car door a struggle; yet, in the early morning, winds are generally non-existent and the first light of sunrise will bathe the hillsides with warm light.