Thursday, November 6, 2008

Morro Bay, California

Today was a beautiful, warm sunny day so we decided to take walk along the beach towards Morro Rock (pictured) into town, all of which was about one mile from our campground. The walk along the sandy beach was very nice, and there were many surfers (in full wet suits) enjoying the waves. Once by Morro Rock, there is a lovely walking path that you can follow into town which is follows the bay. Alongside this walking path is a bike path, and we're sure the bicyclists appreciate having a path separate from both the cars and the walkers. As you walk or bike this route, be sure to look in the bay, as we saw seals, sea lions and sea otters as we walked - all of which was very cool, to say the least!

The quaint town of Morro Bay is a typical harbor town - lots of restaurants, shops, salt water taffy places (of which Carousel Taffy was the best), touisty shops, and some art galleries. The harbor is very accessible as well, and there was even a replica of the Nina (as in the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria) that Columbus sailed in 1492. Needless to say, neither of us would have sailed in a ship that small from Spain to the US!

All this walking, of course, made us hungry, and on a recommendation (from the same woman who recommended last night's dinner at Chapula's), we went to Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant - YUM!!!! Brad had the albacore tuna melt with a green salad, which he said was one of the best sandwiches he's ever had, and in Suzanne's continued quest for great crab, the crab melt (with side salad) was incredible! Be sure not miss this restaurant when you're in Morro Bay.

A nice drive in this area is along Main Street going south. Not only can you meander through the neighborhoods, but the road continues to Morro Bay State Park, where there is a golf course, Museum of Natural History, a Heron Rockery where we didn't see Heron, but instead saw a lot of Turkey Vultures, and some great views of the bay. It's only a couple miles, so it would be a nice biking area as well. Speaking of birds, while in the harbor area of Morro Bay, just by the Power Plant, there are about 10 trees between the docks and the plant - look up - the Black Crowned Night Heron makes it's home in those trees.


Anonymous said...

mmmmmmm. tuna melt. crab melt. me hungry!!!!! i love your food adventures, too.

Suzanne and Brad said...

Glad you like the food posts! We'll keep writing them!! :-)

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