FOR YOUR BUCKETLIST - WATCH THE SUNSET IN CARMEL BY THE SEA , CA

We arrived in Carmel just before 4 p.m. on a mid-November day. We our way past charming nooks, pretty houses to the entrance to the famed Pebble beach to explore the 17 mile stretch of beautiful homes, coast line and pebble beach. Turns out getting into this stretch of the coast has a $10 entry fee - not exhobitant, but we had a goal of not breaking budget on this road trip so we passed up Pebble beach and the 17 mile drive. We found the Carmel beach instead. Known as one of the top beaches in the Country, it more than made up for Pebble beach. We found parking quickly and picked our spot on the viewing ledge just in time for the "golden hour" of sunset.

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As we waited on the sun to do its thing - we people watched. From the guys attempting to surf, to kids building sand castles and folks playing catch with their dogs, there was a group behind us that appeared go be doing a photo shoot for a clothing line. With the "golden hour" of sunset as a backdrop, it seemed surreal. We sat in blissful silence for the next hour, people and sunset watching.  We still had some time before dinner. We decided to explore Carmel a little. 

As we made our way through town, just by sheer luck I looked up to see purple, gold and gold hue splattered across the sky. I cannot tell you if what we saw was the blue hour, civil twilight or nautica twilight(if you know, please share in the comments), but I can tell you it was the most beautiful scene I had experienced in a long time

I cannot tell you if what we saw was the blue hour, civil twilight or nautica twilight(if you know, please share in the comments), but I can tell you it was the most beautiful scene I had experienced in a long time and something I recommend for your bucketlist if you are ever in these parts.

Seriously though, what stage of sunset produces gold, purple, blue hues splattered across gthe sky as though a painter painsatakingly painted it. I am curious to know. 

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