On The Beach

On The Beach | Playful Cooking

I am a Piscean, which is perhaps why a day on the beach is one of the happiest for me. The sound of waves crashing the rock, feel of the granular sand, that distinct salt-water smell and cool winds always uplift my mood. Few days back, we went for a drive to 17- Mile Drive. As the name suggests, it’s a 17-miles/ 27 kilometers long scenic road through Pacific Grove with multiple viewpoints. It was not a breath-taking experience but quite a pleasing one, especially on a sunny day.

Showering you today with some of the snapshots I captured that day.


On The Beach | Playful Cooking


On The Beach | Playful Cooking


On The Beach | Playful Cooking


On The Beach | Playful Cooking


On The Beach | Playful Cooking


This little squirrel was quite a model. This little buddy was striking a pose for every one, moving from left to right (not kidding!)  and didn’t move even when I went closer. For a second, I was doubtful it is was even for real. Wish I had carried my zoom lens for a much closer snapshot.


On The Beach | Playful Cooking


On The Beach | Playful Cooking


On The Beach | Playful Cooking


On The Beach | Playful Cooking


That tree! How spooky does it look? There were many such trees of weird shape and lovely texture in this spot called ‘Ghost Trees’


On The Beach | Playful Cooking

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  • Reem
    May 19, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Beautiful. ..
    These pics just took my breath away.

  • Sudeshna
    May 19, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Last year we went for the LA to SFO and back trip on CA1. It was so amazing, your photos reminded me of the trip. And, of course once again wonderful photo, Kankana.

  • Asha@FSK
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    May 19, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Beautiful photos kankana! I love the second one!

  • Hari Chandana
    Hari Chandana
    May 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Wowwwww… Awesome photography Kankana.. Great job 😀

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    May 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Stunning, I love 17 Mile Drive! I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula – your photos make me miss it so!

  • sulagna
    May 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    the cliff wala shot with the bhuture tree is so brilliant Kankana..

  • Eha
    May 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Fantastic photos of a scenic area! Thank you for sharing such beauty with us 🙂 !

  • nisha
    May 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    that first pic is like one out of a calendar or something..like the ones you see in a spa..sooo serene and calm and light 🙂

  • kulsum@journeykitche
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    May 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    iy=t sure looks breathtaking!

  • Lizzy (Good Things)
    Lizzy (Good Things)
    May 20, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Wow, I would love a walk along that beach right now!

  • Rosa
    May 20, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Beautiful clicks! Thanks ever so much for sharing them with us.



  • Mallika
    May 20, 2013 at 5:00 AM

    Breath taking clicks Kankana. You rock with your camera!

  • Radhika Vasanth
    Radhika Vasanth
    May 20, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    The drive might not have been breathtaking but your pictures are. It looks serene. I might want those waves to wet my legs .

  • dixya
    May 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    what a beautiful place 🙂 I wish I lived closer to water

  • wok with ray
    wok with ray
    May 20, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    The shot of the tree by the cliff is amazing and breathtaking! Okay, Mr. Squirrel is amazing too. 🙂 Have a great week, Kankana! 🙂

  • Lail | With A Spin
    Lail | With A Spin
    May 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Did this drive about 6 years ago. Beautiful place, breathtaking photography.

  • Soma Chowdhury
    Soma Chowdhury
    May 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Wow! Kakana…absolutely beautiful pictures. Summer is playing hide n seek with us here in DC but glad to see that you are getting it there.

  • Eva | A in C
    Eva | A in C
    May 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    It looks so beautiful, Kankana. What a lovely and relaxing trip. I especially love the photo of the pink flowers, just stunning!

  • Archana
    May 20, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Beautiful scenic pictures! The first pic is especially breathtaking!

  • nipponnin
    May 20, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Awesome! You’re truly gifted photographer. I enjoyed this post very much.

  • Radhika@JustHomemade
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    May 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Beautiful pictures Kana..

  • Debbie
    May 20, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    I love that part of the country. I have a similar photo of the Lone Cypress on the bottom of my blog Heart Choices. I only wish I could be there now! Beautiful photos!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.c
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.c
    May 20, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Beautiful clicks, K!

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Kitchen Belleicious
    May 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    what beautiful and amazing pictures! I feel like I was there with you!

  • Nik@ABrownTable
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    May 21, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Kankana, I am finding it hard to pick my favorite photograph, they are all spectacular!

  • nusrat2010
    May 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    How beautifully you captured those serene, soothing, lovely moments! Your happy state of mind reflects on those pictures 🙂 – Nothing much to say about your photography except for one word: outstanding.

  • Shema George
    Shema George
    May 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Great pics as always 🙂

  • Nami JustOneCookbook
    Nami JustOneCookbook
    May 31, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    I love Carmel and Monterey area and we try to go there as often as we could.. Love going through your photos. 🙂