One Pleasant January Day

The day we drove to Pacific Grove to visit the butterflies was one of the most pleasant winter day I've ever seen. It was picnic-by-the-water day for sure, which was what we did. We drove around first and wanted to return to the Red House Cafe (we were feeling nostalgic) but the little restaurant was full and by the number of people waiting to be seated we knew that we had to quickly come up with a plan B.

Deciding to drive less and walk more, we stayed on Lighthouse Avenue and scoured the street for what appeals to our palate at that moment. Lighthouse Avenue is lined on both sides with all kinds of restaurants and stores. We took our time reading the menus posted by the door of each restaurant and managed to check out all the restaurants on both sides before we decided.

However, we were enticed to stop at a nice coffee shop for a cuppa and some sweets while we take a breather. Afterwards we walked to the Mediterranean place to get some take outs.

Red House Cafe is very popular.

Nice facade along Lighthouse Avenue. Notice the blue blue sky?

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Across from the Red House Cafe this beautiful Victorian, which has some cosmetic changes on the facade since the last time I saw it.

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Also across Red House Cafe is this bookstore/coffee shop with organic coffee and tea.

We found an empty bench by the water's side, the perfect spot to eat our lunch, people watch, soak up the sun, and enjoy the song of the sea.

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The bench.

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The song of the lapping waves.

Is that what I think it is?

Fellow sun worshiper with primo seating.

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Others went closer to the water, note the shorts on a winter's day!

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In a matter of a few minutes, I was watching these people with an umbrella as a shade to the sun.

The next minute, fog rolling was rolling in. So quintessentially California coastal scene.

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  1. what a lovely day out whatever the weather

  2. What a wonderful place to visit! Love that beautiful Victorian house! I would love to have a coffee in that bookstore/coffee shop. It looks so agreeable to me.
    The ocean and the waves are stunning. Finally, the tree is just amazing! Thank you, thank you for that vicarious trip. LOVE it!

    PS: You ask to me if I have been to any of the world cup games or parties. I have been watching the games only on tv. Did you believe me that I never have been in a football stadium to see a game? LOL!
    Have a nice week ahead. :)

  3. A fine series documenting this interesting street. I especially liked the fog affected shots at the end.

  4. A fine series documenting this interesting street. I especially liked the fog affected shots at the end.

  5. What a lovely place to spend time!! So much beauty! I love the skies and the water - even the fog! Really superb captures for the day!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend!!

  6. It is a pretty place to visit! I love the shots with the trees and fog.. Thanks for sharing, Happy skywatching! Have a happy weekend!

  7. Great sequence of shots. I like the houses and also the beautiful water and rocks. The capture of the wind blown trees caught my eye too.

  8. What a beautiful place.

  9. Those windswept trees are awesome too, have been bombardend with strong winds since they are small, now learned and adapted the conditions, thriving to its still full splendor. Beautiful landscapse.

  10. One of my favorite places! You capture it well.

  11. What a lovely day you must have had. Such interesting photos (I love the Victorian house). Lovely sky and water shots too. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

  12. Some extraordinary beach scenery. Have a great weekend!

  13. Extraordinary!!! Beautiful everywhere you look. I especially liked the beach scenes AND the Victorian house.

  14. Hi. Mamy beautiful scenery photos.
    I enjoyed your post very much. Thanks for sharing.

  15. The house in the 3rd shot is amazing! Love it.

  16. Beautiful shots of the place. I like it.

  17. Hello! Been a long time! Hope you're doing well. :)

    That vibrant blue sky is lovely! I'd like to take that man's prime seat so I can view the ocean from that vantage point. Must be awesome!

    Wonderful captures, as always! :)

  18. I love the Victorian House, and those boulders on the beach are huge! One wouldn't think it was winter, seeing their clothes.

  19. The Victorian is gorgeous, but it's completely blown away by the fantastic landscape and those amazing trees!


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