Go on, get yourself down to Point Lobos! I did. I don't know if there's a better way to spend a late afternoon than perched on a rock overlooking the magnificent California coast at Point Lobos. It's a few minutes south of the deadly tweeness of the "village" of Carmel, but it's a world away from tourist tat. The color of the ocean, the barking of the sea lions, gnarled cypress clinging to golden cliffs, and lots of kelp. OK, the beach at Carmel IS very nice.