Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Morro Bay

It’s not far from Paso Robles to beautiful Morro Bay this was the gorgeous view as we drove down the hill to the harbor.
Morro Rock was named by Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo in 1542 and means domed rock.   Before the arrival of the Spaniards the area was home to local peoples and the rock is still a place of special spiritual significance.

The rock itself is one of a chain of volcanic plugs 23 – 27 million years old extending south to San Luis Obispo. 

After a stroll along the harbour, we drove to the foot of the rock, because of its special spiritual significance you are requested not to climb the rock.

At this side of the rock we were out of the wind and the channel to the harbour looked quite calm.

A heron perched on a rock keeping a lookout for a snack; it didn’t seem to be having much luck.
On the other side it was much windier and the surfers were catching some pretty huge waves.
As we drove back along highway 46 we stopped at a viewpoint where we had a good, albeit misty, view across to Morro Rock.

Have fun, we are!

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