Looking beyond the beautiful sunset

Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.

Rachel Boston

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A sunset at Carmel by the sea

Sunsets fascinate me

Especially when I see the sun melt slowly in the sea.

Yesterday I witnessed a spectacular sunset at Carmel by the sea. 

Did you know that Clint Eastwood of Dirty Harry fame once served as mayor of this quaint little seaside town in California?

[Tweet “Did you know that you need a permit to wear your high heels in Carmel by the Sea? “]

Yesterday I was lucky enough to make a fleeting visit to this town during my short trip to California.

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Waiting for the sun to set at Carmel by the Sea. The tiny beach was crowded as people came down to see the sun set . They came with dogs, children and their cameras to share and shoot this glorious sight of the sun slipping slowly into the deep blue sea

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There are some stunning trees, with gnarled wood and twisted trunks shaped by the wind and sea.

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A split second before the sun went down . With the sun blazing fiercely, it was easier to see it go down through a camera lens rather than the naked eye

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And as the sun went down, the moon came up immediately! It was large and almost full.

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Inside the church people getting ready to celebrate the Mass.

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And while they prayed the moon above shone upon the earth below

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The 200 year old Spanish church burnished in the setting sunlight


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Frozen in stone with a cherub in his arms, a friar smells the roses inside the gate of the mission compound

The Missions of California

The Fransiscan friars were the first European settlers in California. They set up 21 missions along a 600 mile coastal  stretch from Sonoma to San Diego to spread the message of Christianity.

Several cities developed around these missions, San Francisco being one of them
Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo, also known as the Carmel Mission or Mission Carmel, is a Roman Catholic mission church in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Wikipedia

If you are visiting San Francisco, I would definitely recommend a visit to Carmel by the sea!

[Tweet “And wherever you are tonight, don’t forget to look up to see the spectacular Supermoon!”]

I’m off now to see some more – wine country or giant redwoods?



A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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6 Responses

  1. Parul Thakur says:

    Look at the Sun. Omg, it’s so beautiful. Absolutely love the shots. Well done. Yes, if I ever get a chance, I am not going to miss the opportunity to visit this beach.
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  2. Carmel seems to be a great place to visit, I am not a fan of high heels so that part of the problem is never going to arise for me. Beautifully picturised..
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  3. Reyna says:

    Love your tour! Great pictures and good information:) Thanks for sharing!

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