Beautiful weather this morning after 4.5" of rain; grabbed my camera and headed for the coast but stopped by the Carmel Mission first. There's been major construction on the courtyard area at the entrance to the church...finally done, great job. San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (or Carmel Mission) was founded in 1770. Although the mission was first located in Monterey near the presidio, it was moved in 1771 to an area near the Carmel River. The church was eventually abandoned in 1836. While the roof had completely collapsed by 1880, it was replaced in 1882.