I went on a whale watching tour before leaving Morro Bay. I’ve always wanted to do one, for some reason I just never did.
We saw at least 4 different grey whales. They are on their Alaska to Mexico migration now. Not very good pictures, but it was so much fun. I just like being out on the water.
These are sea lions in Morro Bay. The guide on the whale watch explained the difference between the seal species, I just don’t remember!
I drove up the coast to Carmel and then turned East, heading to Yosemite. The central California coast is just beautiful, I could spend a lot of time here.
And it is far enough from the ‘big cities’, so that was even better.
I don’t know what these are, they are not the typical sea oats at least. The fuzzy part is 2 – 3 feet long. Maybe they are some mutant California form, but they are all over the hillsides.
There is a place just north of Hearst Castle called Seal Beach. There are tons, literally, of elephant seals. They just go about their day, doing whatever they want.
The beach is fenced, well actually the parking and viewing area is fenced, so I guess we humans are in the cage and the seals are free. I kinda like that!
My GPS died while I was here. I left the box and receipt at ‘home’ so I was a little worried. I found a Best Buy in San Luis Obispo, just a little south of Morro Bay, and paid them a visit. They completely replaced it with a new one, after finding the purchase record. I was so relieved!
California is having a big drought. These fields should be green and have cattle grazing in them. They farmers are actually having to feed them hay. I even saw a field that was being watered so the cattle could eat later. And see that big hazy area? That is a dust storm. The wind was brutal and I had to drive through a smaller dust storm.
“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace