It was again a Friday when we left Carpinteria, heading north. That meant we were in for a hard time finding a campsite for the evening. This prediction was mostly borne out, but we lucked into an available campsite at the Morro Strand campground. The Morro Strand is a stretch of beach that runs quite a ways north from Morro Rock. Overcast and fog happily moderated the temperatures.
The next day the first stop was at the Elephant Seal beach at San Simeon. Quite a scene!
We continued north from the San Simeon area into the Big Sur section of coastline.
The night of the 20th was a Saturday. We made a half-hearted effort to find camping and then gave up. We drove about 2 hours to Alameda, where reside Kathy’s daughter Laina, her husband Matt and kids Kara and Benet. Part 6 will first present photos of the Alameda and Albany environs. My son Ethan lives in Albany, with his girlfriend Flo and son Quin. Then on to Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Bolinas Lagoon and beach and Stinson Beach. Stay tuned!