Just outside the seaside towns of Monterey and Carmel, California, the 17 Mile Drive is one of the most picturesque drives in the state. Established in 1881, it is located within the Pebble Beach community where the famous Pebble Beach golf course and Del Monte Forest are also found. It is a circular route 17 miles long, with 5 entrances that cars can enter upon paying a 10 dollar toll to the guard in the booth. Upon entering the community you are given a map to help explain all of the landmarks you will see along the way. But there are also markers at each ‘highlight’ where you can park, read information and take in the beauty that these stops provide. To ensure you follow the right path, there is a red line down the middle of the road marking the route.
This is marker 6 “The Restless Sea”. It offers a stunning view of Spanish Bay with a rugged rocky coastline. This painting was created to remind me of my first view of the Pacific coast. It truly was a memorable occasion. I can’t wait to visit again.