43km – 2905 in total
I woke up at the back yard of the hostel, or more like the Bed&Breakfast since they didn’t have any dorms. There was a good selection of breakfast, with organic oatmeal and seeds, together with jam and nice bread. I had a good portion and took my time in the nice living room. I had another go with my rear break on the bike. It’s been very weak and I think it needs some professional attention if not new break pads. I went off at around 11am and the day today was slow, as I didn’t have to go that far. I have plenty of time ahead of me for Los Angeles, so I can practically cycle half days, which is good as I have more time to enjoy the places I go through. Or in another way I go as slow as possible to try and extend this trip as much.
The ride though out the day was really easy and I didn’t sweat a drop. Cambria is a bit inland, so the first part of the ride was through dry areas without many trees or any vegetation taller than bushes.
On the way I came across a small state park and I went off for a short walk. I didn’t get all the way to the beach, but just half way to the water tank building. It was enough to find my self in the middle of nowhere, without anyone near by. I couldn’t even hear the cars from the highway.
I continued south and shortly after I met again with the ocean. It was very calm, but the sun shortly after went behind clouds and the fog.
On the way I met Bryan, a cyclist we camped together in Big Sure. His buddy George was a bit ahead. We met him minutes later when he realized he had a flat. We all waited for him to patch it and ironically a minute later Bryan got one as well. I move on to Cayucos, before my final destination for the day.
Morro bay is right after Cayucos. A few people had mentioned it’s a nice little fish town with a good campground so I decided to stay there.
On the way to the park I stopped at the Marine Life Museum. Most of the exhibits were interactive for kids to play with. I enjoyed seeing all the various birds close up and get an idea of what I’ve been seeing flying above me while cycling. The park was right around the corner. I set my tent, had a shower and went back in town for some famous fish and chips, as the town is famous for that.
The town has two landmarks. The big rock right by the bay and the power plant. I entered a restaurant right opposite the factory and I had an extensive conversation with a local next to me in the bar. Tim bought me a beer and gave me many information for my next few days, together with some history lessons of the area.