It's a sort of tradition that when I'm visiting in California, at least one time we head over to the Corona Del Mar neighborhood of Newport Beach to watch the sunset. How colorful it turns out to be depends on the day's weather. On this day a year ago, it was just hazy enough to filter the sun a bit but still bright enough to color the water.
But, watching sunsets is not the only thing to enjoy along this drive. It's also fun to look at all the houses that have been perched along the coast to take in the maximum benefit of the views.
Some of them sit right on the edge making me wonder what keeps them up there.
Some sit higher and feature huge windows where the ocean is the constant view.
This house has a great balcony that appears to hang out over the water.
This one has a great Spanish Mission look to enhance it.
While this one has a more traditional New England look.
I think my favorite is the house that has the submarine driveway. Now that is some creative designing.