Although the day was gray and moody, the color of the sea was still vibrant, with a brilliant turquoise churning close to the shore.
Continuing south along the 101, I was able to capture another nice shot looking north towards the bridge.
If you read my blog often, you will know I am a cow lover, and am always so happy when I see them along the road. Eduardo will tell you that I must exclaim "Cows" every time, and include them in my post. So here they are grazing on this ocean bluff, and even though they are just tiny black dots, they are nonetheless duly noted! You can also see that there are brown spots among the green here, a sign of the drought in California.
The sun started to poke through the clouds as we advanced. You see many of these lovely yellow wildflowers along the drive, and I especially liked the way they glowed in the late afternoon sun.
Just to catch the view, we made a quick stop at Nepenthe, at the famous Phoenix restaurant and gift shop. Look at these gorgeous trees!
Back on the road, we drove through this small stone tunnel right before Limekiln State Park, which I don't remember seeing before. I couldn't seem to find anything about in on Google. Is this new? Anybody know anything about it?
Looking back towards the northwest, the sun dipped low in the sky and made for a pretty picture as we approached San Simeon, home of Hearst Castle and one of my personal favorite spots along the coast. If you can ever catch an evening tour at the castle, I highly recommend it. Is is unforgettable!
We stopped at Piedras Blancas near San Simeon to snap a few pictures and take in the sounds of the elephant seals that make their home in this area.
Simply charming and delightful, you can't help but smile when you see them. And I always exclaim, "How can they stand to go swimming here? It's so COLD!". But I guess by the look of their big round bellies, you can tell that they are built for the weather here.
As day turned to night, we pulled into Cambria to have a late dinner, and ultimately spend the night. The next day we took some time getting to know the shops of Cambria, where I rediscovered a distinct love of MERMAIDS in the town. I have loved Cambria for many years, and this is one of the reasons why. Don't be surprised to find some of my work there the next time you visit. More on that as it develops.
But for now, sweet dreams, thanks for reading my blog, and to all a Good Night.