As I continue my October writing journey with UBC and Write 31 days, here are my Monday Musings..
For Blue Monday, here is a photo I captured a couple of months ago while at the beach in the beautiful quaint town of Carmel-By-The-Sea. And yes, they are perfectly safe in that sailboat (in case you are wondering!). Carmel is a treasure, one among many quaint towns along the California coast and one that makes us feel we sure are lucky to be living where we are, with all these gems scattered just a hop, skip, and drive away.
We have walked the streets of Carmel (rather randomly, I must say) and spent time on the really unbelievably soft sand here at the beach, but I realize I have never really been a tourist there and to check off on one of the 52 items on my list, I think I should plan to be a tourist in this town (though not where we live, is still close enough) and explore it in-depth soon. I learned that in order to maintain an old-world village feel and not to let Carmel get citified, there are no street addresses, just like when the early artists built and named the houses instead of numbering them. So if you want to get somewhere, well, it is the house named ‘Hansel’ or the 5th house South West of this intersection…:) and they have a great live theater that we are yet to watch plays in (Shakespeare, anyone?) which brings me to my next part in my post below (After the photo)
This is a sequel and I wish I had known that earlier but I cannot stop reading this one now so will catch up with book one later (called ‘Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave’). Review to come soon in a future Magic Monday post.