the coast | pacifica to carmel / by Maci Britt

Last month my Grammy and I sort of repeated a little day trip we took in April, with a few changes:

My brother came along (a welcome addition).
We lunched on fish and chips at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company (thanks for the recommendationNatasha! :)).
We had ice cream at Marianne’s in Santa Cruz (my Grammy has been going there since she was a young girl!).
We extended the drive to include Carmel.

We still stopped at Pigeon Point though, and took plenty of lighthouse photos, because it’s all so picturesque. The day was extraordinary and we had a lovely time together. Today I’m sharing the photos from my iPhone and the details… 

First stop: Devil’s Slide in Pacifica.

Second stop: Half Moon Bay Brewing Company in HMB.

Third stop: Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero.

Fourth stop: Santa Cruz. We did Santa Cruz kind of fast, and I didn’t even take a picture of my ice cream :( But! I did ask Grammy to turn the car around so I could get out and photograph this car. I feel that it made up for my lack of photos of other things.

Fifth and final stop: The always picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea.

And before I close, I must give a public service announcement. One of the best parts of Carmel, in my opinion, is the houses. I want to take a photo of every single one, but I always refrain for fear that I will be arrested on suspicion of… well, I don’t really know! But anyways, the point is that you would be missing out on a great part of Carmel if you visited and didn’t take a nice lengthy stroll down a handful of residential streets.