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Information that will enhance your overall experience in Carmel California.


The History of Cannery Row Monterey, CA

Highway 1 Monterey County, California Coastline

Along the craggy Northern California coast, there’s a stretch of rocky peninsula that jets out into the cool blue of the Pacific ocean. It’s here you’ll find unforgiving waves crashing upon a shoreline with it’s own salty secrets.

The Evolution of Carmel Mission Inn

Watch The Evolution of Carmel Mission Inn On YouTube
Click To Watch The Evolution of Carmel Mission Inn On YouTube

We first started to work with the Carmel Mission Inn team in May of 2011 and started a long history of photographing the hotel. About once a year we stayed at the hotel and took new photographs. Over the years our library of photographs and videos expanded out to become a documentary of the constantly evolving presentation of the hotel.

David Gubernick – Rainbow Spirit Photography

Watch David Gubernick Photography Video On YouTube
Watch David Gubernick Photography Video On YouTube

In the following video we take you on a spectacular visual tour of beautiful locations throughout Monterey County through the eyes of master photographer David J. Gubernick. We hope our video will inspire everyone to visit & explore the many stunning locations along the Central Coast. For more information about David Gubernick or to schedule a workshop, please visit his website at: http://www.rainbowspirit.com

Carmel… God’s Home Of Golf

Pebble Beach Golf LinksHaving played golf courses all over the world, many people have asked me what my favorite place to play is. In a simple answer, Pebble Beach is always first on my list. The problem with Pebble Beach is that it cost about $500.00 to play the course. I would highly recommend that every golfer do it one time. If you don’t have the financial resources, there are other options that are much more affordable in that area.

Carmel Mission: Central Coast Gem

Carmel Mission Basilica
Carmel Mission Basilica

I have lived in the Carmel area for ten years, and I have to say that I had never been to the Carmel Mission. After hearing that Pope Francis will be canonizing Father Junipero Serra, I thought to myself maybe now is a good time to go. The Carmel Mission Basilica is just a three minute door-to-door drive from the Carmel Mission Inn.

Point Lobos State Reserve – Whalers Cabin

Point Lobos State Reserve – Whalers Cabin
Point Lobos State Reserve – Whalers Cabin

For over a hundred and sixty years, “the shack” has stood the test of time against the elements. This shack, now known as the Whalers Cabin, overlooks Whalers Cove and Carmel Bay in the Point Lobos State Reserve. The Whalers Cabin survived the rise and fall of the whaling industry and has been preserved as a cultural museum.

Dive into the Wonders of Point Lobos

Underwater Life At Point Lobos State Reserve
Underwater Life At Point Lobos State Reserve – Photo By Kip Evans
Imagine swimming into a forest of giant kelp, feeling the warm sunshine on your back and the cold waters all around you. Point Lobos State Marine Reserve provides a chance for divers to explore wonders of the Pacific Ocean. Located to the south of Carmel by-the-Sea, Point Lobos is located on the north end of the Big Sur coastline. It is a less than ten minute drive from the Carmel Mission Inn. Point Lobos is widely considered California’s best dive spot due to the rich marine life, clear water and interesting topography.

Harbor seals and sea otters make great photo opportunities. Underwater, there are multicolored anemones, schools of fish and other reef dwelling creatures will capture your attention. As the diving areas are part of the Marine Reserve, divers don’t catch anything but beautiful sights.

Hiking in Paradise

Beautiful View of Point Lobos Coastal Trail
Beautiful View of Point Lobos Coastal Trail – Photo by Dave Evans

Point Lobos State Reserve is a hidden gem along the California Coast. Point Lobos can sometimes be overshadowed by the popularity of Big Sur, which is just a few miles further south along Highway 1. Boasting a rich wildlife and beautiful landscape, Point Lobos is an excellent destination for hiking.