Aug 1st – 4th – We left Encinitas and headed north (again through Los Angeles) towards San Francisco and Emeryville, CA. On the way, we spent 4 nights at Morro Bay St. Park in San Luis Obispo County. The campground was OK, but crowded. It was, however, very convenient! We spent the next 3 days exploring the central California coast, and finally realized why people say that the coast drive is really beautiful. (We had not shared their opinion, thus far, as we had only seen the very traffic congested and overpopulated areas around Los Angeles.) Over the next few posts I will share some highlights, but, I am afraid that my picture taking does not do the area justice.
One of the most prominent landmarks in this area is Morro Rock. It looks like something that fell from outer space, but is really what was left from a volcanic cone after everything else had eroded away.
Morro Rock sits off the coastline, and is surrounded by water. It has a very nice beach…..
And a population of sea otters. This one was soo cute….he spent a long time floating on his back and grooming himself…..’washing’ his hair…..etc..
Morro Rock also has a very large population of sea gulls….and is a protected nesting area…..
We saw many gulls nesting on the rock ledges. They seemed undisturbed by the number of people watching them.