SLO and Morro Bay

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Saturday, 27 April, 2013

Today, we thought we’d go to Morro Bay and see whatever there might be to see. But there was a red light on the highway to Morro Bay, and it just happened to be at the turnoff to the botanical garden. Well, why not?

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Interesting plants, and with a bit of careful observation, a few interesting small animals as well.

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There is a park here, too, with probably several hundred people already here and coming later for picnics. There is a short trail up through the forest and to a lookout point at Eagle rock. Of the hundreds in the park, we were the only ones to take the trail.

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A small animal along the trail. I would label it a cicada, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it.

We drove on to Morro Bay, where they will be having a classic car week next week. Already some wonderful old machines are in town, for example this Studebaker.

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The breeze was chilly, and we didn’t last long down by the water, but we noticed kites over across the way.

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Stopped at a Thai restaurant for a bit of lunch, then drove over closer to the kites, added a layer of clothing, and prepared to walk out to see them. But first, we stumbled upon the Avalon, called a DSRV. I immediately translated the acronym to deep-sea research vessel, but the formal name is R for rescue.

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Today was the annual kite festival, and the kites were truly wonderful.

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Everyone was having a terrific time, including ourselves.

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With so many big and spectacular kites, I didn’t notice this one until I got the day’s photos up on the big screen. Fun!

We stayed around and enjoyed for quite a while. What a great thing to see and do.

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Catamarans are often considered sporty and luxurious. Here’s one that works for a living!

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Finally, as we walked past the eucalyptus forest in front of the power station, we noticed that the wading birds are busy nesting. We saw a handful of egrets, but most of the population appeared to be black-crested night herons.

Back to SLO, where we found a couple of brews, mellowed out, got something to eat. Nice day.

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One Response to “SLO and Morro Bay”

  1. culturemonk Says:

    enjoyed 🙂

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