I have mentioned in the past that after living in California for a long time, it was only last year that I went to take the 17-mile drive scenic ride.
According to wikipedia:
The 17 Mile Drive is a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, California, much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses and mansions. It also serves as the main road through the gated community of Pebble Beach. Inside this community, non-residents have to pay a toll to use the road. Like the community, the majority of 17-Mile Drive is owned and operated by the Pebble Beach Corporation. The 17-Mile Drive is 9.6 miles (15.4 km) long, between the entrances at California State Route 1 and Sunset Drive.
It was one rainy day when we took the drive. While the rain did not take away from the beauty of the coastline, I fear that the gloomy conditions that day did not do justice to the place. I shall try to go back and hope that blue skies will find me what ever day I choose.
In the meantime here are what I captured in that drive.
For those who does not want to pay the toll - it was $8 or $9 - and still get the same jawdropping sights - just cruise Highway 1 up and down the central coast for free :)