Morro Bay, California
August 7, 2012
From lovely Santa Barbara we drove up to Morro Bay, halfway there we found this amazing stop with this view… can you see that lake?
We also saw an old track where you can visit an old saloon, I wished we’d had time to go off our road and visit.
We stayed at the cutest B&B here, right on the water. All of our towels were folded into cute things like elephants and shells… and in the bathroom the toilet paper into a ship. I love the details.
And there were shells with Hershey’s everywhere. Gotta love free chocolate.
Mostly we were just excited to wake up to this view.
The pontoon in the middle of the below photograph was for seals, the sound they made will always remind me of this town, it was like the soundtrack.
As soon as we arrived we went to a surf shack for fish tacos and hot dogs.
Then we explored this little town… it’s a proper fishing harbour.
It’s like the California version of a little Cornish town, with lots of little gift shops and instead of stalls selling rock or fudge they sell salt water taffy.
These dogs loved it…
I do not get the taffy thing. The stuff is not nice… but they seem to love it here!
The sunsets were amazing.
We saw some amazing cars… this one was ours!
Then we drove to a local pizza place to get some take out to eat on our balcony and listen to the seals… and all of these amazing cars were in the car park…
So we went inside to order and there was this amazing group of oldies, men and women having dinner together they were all dressed up and laughing… and I said to my Husband I bet the cars are theirs.
We asked the pizza guy and he said they come every friday for dinner together after a drive in their cars. Proper head turning group. I loved it.
There was an actual red corvette there too. So beautiful.
Then we took our (amazing) pizza back and sat and looked at this view… so pretty.
We woke up to another beautiful day… with the sailing club getting ready to go out on the water…
After we had breakfast we went for a long walk, deciding to go to visit that big rock…
We saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang… for real! That is her right? Maybe her baby sister. So cute. So many great cars here.
This was another taffy shop… really strange, it properly freaked me out. Those horses and the buckets of this horrible stuff. Crazy weird.
The best thing about Morro Bay is this beach I think, it’s a short walk and is so natural.
We walked as far as we could and they climbed all over the rocks and sat in the sunshine and worked up an appetite for dinner.
Because we wanted seafood, and lots of it… Giovanni’s was amazing.
You really have to watch out for the gulls though, they were fearless and huge.
And we sat and drank our wine and beer in front of another amazing sunset.
And somehow after all the food we ate at Giovanni’s I managed to find room for some rocky road…
Seriously watch our for the gulls… they will take your food from your hand. I saw it happen.
Perfect postcard photo!
I love old speakeasy’s… so Americana.
There were a few spots like that here, I liked this Saloon too… looks like the kind of place where they slide whiskey down the bar.
Then yet another corvette just on the street.
And another shot of our car… we waited until we were somewhere picturesque to do this. Isn’t she lovely?
And after two nights and feeling very rested and ready to get no the road again we left… on the 1 again up the coast, it’s a beautiful road. I was jealous of Adam getting to sit back and just look. We took the top down and blasted Prince out as we drove, so now every time I hear a Prince song it takes me back to this day.
We stayed at Estero Inn which was lovely, really great views, a help yourself breakfast and a spacious room with a very comfy bed.
Morro Bay was like a mini rest holiday within our long trip. We didn’t do much here except little walks, Adam caught up on work (he runs his own business) and eating nice food. We didn’t do many activities or go outside of the town. It was nice and we left feeling refreshed. It’s definitely worth a quick stop to break up your journey on the 1.