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Hurricane Point and Point Lobos State Reserve

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.

Hurricane Point on the Big Sur Coast

Hurricane Point


Garrapata State Beach and Point Sur

Kentyn Reynolds - Tuesday, January 07, 2014
By Don Smith

A trip to the Monterey Peninsula would not be complete without a day spent touring one of the world’s most idyllic coastlines – Big Sur!

The Big Sur coastline is generally defined as a magnificent 98-mile stretch of land and sea from Carmel to the north, to Cambria at the southern end.

One can only journey the route from either one end or the other (although there is one connecting road near Lucia).

Morning Hues Garrapata State Beach

Morning Hues - Garrapata State Beach


Carmel Mission Inn Features Monterey Bay Aquarium

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, December 19, 2013

Charlie Chaplin in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Kentyn Reynolds - Friday, December 06, 2013
Carmel-By-The-Sea Street Art Painting of Charlie ChaplinWhen I come to Carmel one of my favorite pastimes  is to walk the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea in evening and enjoy warm lights of the shops and restaurants ... without streetlights.   Occasionally this little town surprises me with either its unique sense of architecture or at times its art.   For example, just down the street from La Bicyclette and in the courtyard of the Cypress Inn you will find a fascinating piece of street art painted by Thierry Guetta.   Here is Charlie Chaplin floating in a giant pink heart.  Not exactly what I expect to see in Carmel-by-the-Sea, but still a delight.  

 Here is a link to Guetta's wiki page:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Brainwash


The Beaches of Carmel, California

Kentyn Reynolds - Friday, November 29, 2013

The Beaches of Carmel, California On your next vacation to Carmel, don't forget to stop at the many beaches located only a short drive away from Carmel Mission Inn. Soft white sand, crystal blue water, and vibrant sunsets are just a few things you'll have to look forward to as you enjoy another wonderful day on the beach. Watch our short video to discover just a few of the many stunning beaches in Carmel.


Your Carmel Adventure

Editor CMI - Sunday, August 04, 2013

Monterey County Wag N' Walk 2013

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, May 30, 2013

Monterey's annual Wag N' Walk- a-thon was a wonderful way to bing the community together to enjoy a scenic walk along the Monterey recreational Trail with everyone's beloved pet. The event is held by the Monterey County SPCA to help raise funds and awareness for animals in need.


Sea Otter Classic 2013

Kentyn Reynolds - Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Information About the Carmel Mission

Kentyn Reynolds - Monday, April 22, 2013

Excellent Place to Stay

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, February 28, 2013

Carmel Mission Inn BathroomStaff efficient and friendly on arrival with good knowledge of local area and restaurants. Large contemporary quiet room, clean with good facilities, lovely bathroom. Very good complimentary breakfast, (only a tip required). Plenty of free parking on site. Good restaurants within walking distance. Short drive into Carmel. Definitely recommend. read more...