Posts tagged Carmel-by-the-sea


Entrance to the Golden Gate San Francisco
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Northern California, a beautiful place to live

Sunflowers, lavender, rolling vineyards, breathtaking scenery, and fascinating historical cities are just some of the things I love about Provence.  And for as much as I yearn to be there, I need to remind myself what I have much on …

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA Travel Guide PDF
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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, Travel Guide

You can download the Travel Guide Carmel-by-the-Sea, California  here; my suggestions for where to stay, eat and play or just read the post below! How to get to Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Monterey Peninsular, California Driving to Carmel-by-the-Sea From the city of …

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Carmel Beach, California
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Carmel-by-the Sea

There are some places which are breathtakingly beautiful and no matter how many times you visit, somehow, each time its natural wonder just seeps into your soul. Carmel, just 90 minutes drive south of San Francisco, on California’s Monterey Peninsular …

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Hartz Avenue, Danville, California, USA
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Danville, the place we call home

Recently I have been busy networking with other writers, talking mostly about Provence. When the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce tweeted about me last week they referred to Shutters and Sunflowers as ‘a fun Franco British blog with a US flavor’. …

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Inlet at Point Lobos, Carmel, California, USA
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Point Lobos: “the greatest meeting of land & water in the world”

Walking by the ocean wherever you are in the world always has a special allure, no more so than at Point Lobos a few minutes south of Carmel, 24 miles north of Big Sur, California. Small wonder that the famed Tasmanian …

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The Piper as sun sets at Spanish Bay , The In at Spanish Bay, California, USA
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‘All is still, all is quiet’… just the haunting song of bagpipes, 17 mile Drive, Carmel

Towards the end of the year when day light is fading, the air is peppered with a mystical magic. A feint, almost cobweb like haze seems to dim even the sun’s strongest rays. The days are shorter, the nights are …

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17 Mile Drive near Carmel, California, USA
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The 17 Mile Drive, a piece of heaven on earth

The 17 Mile Drive, which winds its way beside one of California’s most stunning stretches of coastline, from Pacific Grove to Carmel-by-the-Sea, has to be one of the most breathtakingly spectacular natural spots in the world. The foaming Pacific Ocean …

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Authentic Mediterranean property in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
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Beautiful, stunning and unique, the homes of Carmel-by-the-sea!

Carmel homes boast a wealth of different styles of architecture, everything is unique, which adds to its charm. The one I am featuring above is my absolute favourite! Looking at it, one really could be in Tuscany or Provence, so …

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Fog hanging over Carmel beach, California, USA
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Carmel swallowed by the fog; California’s coastline micro-climates

As I walked for just over an hour, in the mid-afternoon, I watched in silent amazement as the fog silently rolled in from the sea, totally transforming everything, as if some giant clock had suddenly whizzed the months forward from …

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