{travel tuesday} – a sunset in carmel, california

21 Aug

what an absolutely stunning place – carmel, california.  monterey bay is equally as beautiful – they are almost one in the same.

years ago, when i was in college, i went to visit my dad in san jose, california – also beautiful, and also will be a blog post at some point – and i took lots and lots of drives along the pacific.  only twice now have i ever been to that region… but i tried to soak up as much as possible with each visit – particularly this time since i was studying fotography and wanted to use these images for my portfolio.  and i did – this one :

i am so thankful i got to visit this wonderful place… i miss the ocean a lot since moving back to colorado.  i’ve always been so drawn to it, to the water. i love the sound of the waves, the smell of the ocean air, the breeze from off the shoreline… mmm, i miss it.  the pacific ocean is pretty different than the atlantic, though… and i’m way more used to the atlantic.  if i remember correctly, i was surprised at how much cooler the water temps in the pacific were…

i digress.

here are some shots from that brisk may sunset in carmel :

i was able to test out my {then} brand new digital camera and long lenses. GPS was just becoming a big deal and my dad’s car was equipped with it, so i kind of just wandered to some random spot my dad said was known for shops and celebrity {fourth, fifth} homes – near monterey {where i stopped for a late lunch} — carmel. mmm, it sounds like you could eat it.  by the way, not to sound whatever, but in case you’re not familiar, it’s pronounced like “car-mell” not “car-mle”  – still sounds delicious, though – right?!


it was so romantic to watch the sun begin to set over the ocean like this… who cares if i was alone?!  i had my camera, and i can close my eyes and be there again in a second… i’ll never forget it.

i can hear them crashing now…

i have no idea what that is, but anything looks great in this light…

especially surfers…


so worth the wait.  most memorable sunset i’ve seen to date!

5 Responses to “{travel tuesday} – a sunset in carmel, california”

  1. anthony0358 August 21, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    aww college was only a short time ago for the very young Ms. Audrey!
    What lovely photos


  2. mylifeisthebestlife August 21, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Beautiful, as always!


  3. the usual bliss September 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Glorious! I have a trip planned in a few weeks with my maid of honor to Carmel. This makes me so excited!


    • cooking with audrey September 5, 2012 at 9:19 am #

      wow, thank you so much for taking time to comment. it’s been so many years since i was there, i wish i could recommend a nice restaurant or something. the views in carmel/monterey are just exquisite! definitely carve out some time to catch a sunset! have fun!


      • the usual bliss September 5, 2012 at 9:48 am #

        I can’t wait! I have been there once, just passing through, but will have more time to enjoy the area this time. Fun!


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