Brown Sign: Mor’ o’ Morro Bay

P1060570If you could distribute your relatives about, you should have one living in one of the world’s urban spaces, one with a place in the mountains, one in some exotic, foreign destination, and one in a quaint beach town.  For the later, we have a cousin just blocks from the beach in Morro Bay.  Guess what!?  This happens to be just a few villages south of the Big Sur region, through which we traveled recently.  Company coming!

P1060553Morro Bay is a quiet beach community in the off-season.  It is a bit far for the LA beach comers to scout out during the workweek.  And, from what we are told, many of the visitors come from the Fresno and Bakersfield areas of the Central Valley to escape the summer heat and labor.  Do not expect to find the rich and famous, sporting skimpy beach attire and bad behavior.


P1060481The neighborhoods have a lived in feel.  Homes range from bungalows, to ranch homes, to fashionably landscaped vacation homes with views.  Few are taller than two stories.  Many opt out of the second level, but have viewing platforms, which are just tall enough to enjoy a peak at the water a half mile or so away.  Accessing the beach is an easy stroll away, once you cross Highway 1.

P1060564Our time was devoted more to family visits than to formal touring.  However, we did take some walks along the surf and drives, to view the sunset our first evening, and to the waterfront the next day.  The beach stretches north from Morro Rock for about half a dozen miles.  That is probably enough sand and shells to keep joggers and beach combers content.  The waterfront ranges, from working fishing docks, to seafood restaurants, which host sea loins barking P1060478from the rocks just below.  Nearby are streets with brightly colored shops awaiting the souvenirs hunter.  The southern end of the waterfront hosts a golf course, marina, and natural history museum.  With so much left undone, I guess our relatives will just have to put up with us in the future… some time after they get finished with their Virgin Diet...

Company coming!



About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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35 Responses to Brown Sign: Mor’ o’ Morro Bay

  1. Barneysday says:

    Wonderful pictures, and someone is trying out their panoramic lens!

  2. Laurie says:

    It has been ages since I have been to Moro Bay. I enjoyed seeing your photos.

  3. You got it all right, cuz. Especially the promise for the next visit!

  4. rommel says:

    Urgh! When I was there, it was foggy. The fog was covering the rock. Grrrr. I went there during a work day so it’s a lot tranquil that I would imagine during weekends. Although, another urgh, some of the stores are close like the skateboard museum. 😦

    • hermitsdoor says:

      We had 36 beautifully clear hours before the fog rolled in. We only did drive by’s to the shops. I understand that the tourists areas are… touristy, during the summer, but quiet down after Labor Day.

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