17 Mile Drive
 

17 Mile Drive

Pebble Beach is a place for people who play golf. And who can afford to buy a house there, of course. Given the success of the Pebble Beach Golf Club, I'd guess those two groups overlap to a significant extent.

2006-10-01 15:06

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

Unfortunately there is a bit of a mismatch between what the guidebook says and what really is there. After reading this sign, if you were to lift your eyes to the horizon, you'd see this[a].

But pretty soon you get to see the sanctuary. The "Restless Sea" as this place is called has rock formations stretching out in the shallow water, making the water foam far from the shore.

2006-10-01 15:27

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

2006-10-01 15:28

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

Sea birds are everywhere and this one seems to have staked its claim to a big rock.

Looking south from the Restless Sea.

2006-10-01 15:29

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

2006-10-01 15:51

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

The Lone Cypress, the symbol of Pebble Beach, has been sitting on its rock for at least the past 250 years.

The hillsides are covered in various shrubs.

2006-10-01 16:59

17 Mile Drive, California 2006