>Weekend Vacation Part 1
Morro Bay Beach; freezing! Would you believe people were surfing?
The famous ‘rock’
We took a quick stop at Utopia Bakery in San Luis Obispo to say hello to Kees Proctor and to try some of his baked goods. My friend Rachel worked there before she went off to culinary school. Kees was very busy but gave me a tour of his kitchen and introduced me to his bakers. I had an almond croissant which was very tasty. He said that he had the almond paste made to his exact specifications. Flaky, with a surprise of almond paste inside—num!
From San Luis Obispo to Morro Bay where almost all my pictures are from. It’s one of my absolute FAVORITE places in the whole world. It’s as if time stopped over there. A sleepy seaside village that is only now starting to pick up with the tourists.
my favorite Picture.. if only my scarf fuzz hadn’t gotten on the lens.
Sandpiper.. I think.
The most famous land mark there is a natural one of a HUGE Rock, “Morro Rock.” It’s 576 feet high and first named by Juan Cabrillo sometime during his trip up the coast in 1542.
This is what the rock looks like somewhat closer.
Below, is what it looks like right up next to it.
This is another one of my favorite shots taken from the top of the dunes.
After meandering around the rock and on the shore we had worked up an appetite. Spoiled it a bit by having some Salt water Taffy
Crill’s Taffy Right along the shore on the way back from the rock to lunch.
But enough left to try out Giovanni’s fish Market. Fresh fish is literally available right off the boat, I imagine that Giovanni’s gets their fish fresh daily as they are right on the pier. The line literally took an hour! I’m not sure if it was worth it. It wasn’t bad food, but had I known about the time, I would have arrived when they first opened
Fresh fish right of the boat!
These guys were just hanging out—the baby otter, literally. He spinned around with his mom and miraculously stayed on her as she kept turning in and out of the water much like a laundry spin cycle
Monterey Pictures To Be Continued…..(assuming that the disposable pictures turn out.)