Friday, November 13, 2015

Point Lobos, the Greatest Meeting of Land & Water in the World

A few weeks ago Edible Skinny spent the night in Carmel at the rustically luxurious Hyatt Highlands.  The next morning Kelly and I were able to pedal some of their killer Bianchi bikes only one mile north to the stunning Point Lobos State Park. 

Long considered the “crown jewel” of the California State Park system, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a magnet for nature lovers from all over the world. 

Coined the “greatest meeting of land and water in the world” by landscape artist Francis McComas, Point Lobos’ beauty is breathtaking beyond explanation.   The 2 mile shoreline park offers 14 interconnecting trails that wind through, pine forests, Cypress Groves, and jaw dropping rugged coastal scenery.  

Whalers Cover and other locations provide plenty of opportunities to view over three hundred types of plants and 250 bird and animal species including sea otters, sea lions, and, from December to April, migrating gray whales. 

Point Lobos ocean vistas are unmatched anywhere else on the Monterey Peninsula.  Their rocky shoreline is constantly under attack from the relentless waves of the Pacific Ocean.   These infamous “angry seas” crash on the shore like the finishing bars of a philharmonic performance. 

From flora to fauna to vistas this perfect natural orchestra a must see destination for anyone on the Monterey Peninsula. 





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