Photos From Shangri-La

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Here are a few photos taken from the enclosed balcony of the Bed & Breakfast where stayed in Pacific Grove. The photos don’t do the picturesque scenes justice. They were taken from an iPad, at less than ideal times of day, when the sun, tide, and waves weren’t at their best. Plus, I am still unfamiliar with taking photos with the kind of awkward device for taking photos. I kept missing the timing of the best wave action even during these off-times. After missing them for about 20 photos, I decided to quit trying to capture them and go back to simply enjoying them.

The house was built in 1888. The enclosed balcony had a little bed that barely fit two snuggling adults. We lay there and watched and listened to the sights and sounds of the sea. The main bedroom was elevated perhaps two feet so that both rooms had excellent views. The larger room had a bigger bed that faced the ocean.

My Beloved can be barely be seen in one of the photos in the balcony bed which is also elevated a bit so that the views are maximized and remove from view the road while in either bed. It is only while standing near the windows (as in while taking photos) that the road is visible. Fortunately, it had little traffic as this is the “off-season”. We actually prefer being in PG at this time of year as it is quieter, with a lot fewer tourists, and the waves are at their biggest and best between November and February. The room rates are much cheaper this time of year too.

Love,
Russ

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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20 Responses to Photos From Shangri-La

  1. jacallaghanjr@optonline.net says:

    Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing- I agree about “off season” holding alot of charm! Joan Callaghan

  2. strokedtolife says:

    Gorgeous! Thank you for posting these today- as winter rages around me I needed to see something other than flying white.

  3. Wow that is beautiful!!!!!

  4. There’s that gorgeous coast of ours…Gorgeous shots, Russ! And what a wonderful frame that bed & breakfast makes!

  5. It’s so beautiful there! Thanks for sharing these photos. 🙂

  6. Wonderful photos thanks for sharing

  7. Steve Lakey says:

    Don’t worry about the photos. It looks like a great place!

  8. Looks like a beautiful and relaxing place that you stayed…Diane

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