Travel Blogs from Morro Bay
... so here we go.
After that the actual highway (called officially Cabrillo Highway) of 198 km starts. The road is sometimes tiny and steep and there are certainly a lot of curves, but it was a way better than I imagined it. After having read horrific stories from other drivers about the windy Pacific Highway, I was a bit scared at the beginning, but the highway turned out to ...
... is so fresh here, from sea to restaurant, no middle-man here.
We vowed to come back next time to stay longer. So glad Curtis made a point to stop by here on the way back to N. CA. Highly recommend to anyone going to Central Coast. Camping, hiking, kayaking and paddle boarding for our family next time we visit! The longer we live in N. CA, the more we fall in love with this area.
... I'm not a real good driver") and have a big breakfast there.
Some time later we continue our way - lots of traffic jams - only to end up in Buellton at Pea Soup Andersen's (king of split pea soup - and boy is it good!) to have lunch. The chicken pot pie is also delicious but I'm so full from the soup I barely manage to finish half of it.
More "piles of traffic jam" later we end up in Morro Bay. The motel here (Breakers) is the most expensive ...
... large eucalyptus, cypress and monterrey pine trees. A trail leads to Black Hill which offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the area.
As much as we like camping here there are two drawbacks, one naturally occurring the other not. Much of the year fog enshrouds the coastline. Usually it burns off by noon, but not always. We have found that fog is less prevalent in the fall and winter, so that is when we usually visit. When the gloom overwhelms us we ...
... grass galore and evidence of massive land slides and road washouts. We went through tunnels and over narrow bridges that were hundreds of feet above the sea. We also drove on roadways that hugged the cliffside and contained hairpin turns.
I am glad we did it but I’m not anxious to do it again soon.
Travelled in: California
Travelled today: 402 km
Travelled to date: 9924 ...