Day Fifty-three
Oceano, CA to Half Moon Bay, CA
July 31st, 2000

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian- rubbernecking
Theresa- the woodsy little cafe in Big Sur
Folks who drive very large RVs on a road with a lot of hairpin curves
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
Miles Theresa Drove
(3436 total)
Foggy in the a.m., beautiful in the afternoon (sunny and high seventies)
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
 cows, sea otters, sea gulls, pelicans
Half Moon Bay Beach Campground
Blue Spruce Campground
Prince George, BC

Daily Narrative    The day began early with a rash of uploading to the funkymoose sever, prior to having to checkout at 11:00am.  The day was predominantly windy (turny) and scenic.  Highway One up the California coast has two distinct scenic chunks.  The first is from Morro Bay to Carmel, the second is from San Francisco up to Rockport.  Today we drove the first chunk.  Put this drive on your to do list the next time you find yourself in California in a reasonable sized vehicle.  It is as scenic as drives get, often with cliffs heading straight down on one side and straight up on the other.  When it does level out, it is typically with coastal farms and pasture land.  The scenic coastal part itself is not all that long, around 130 miles.  We  stopped at a great little cafe in Big Sur part way up for a little lunch and then drove on up past Monterey to Half Moon Bay Campground for the night

Daily Pictures

 Morning in Oceano, not quite keeping up with the Jones'
 This qualifies as exceptional connectivity in camping circles
 An overhead view of a Highway One
 The bus, soaking in the view
 Kind of rustic, kind of cold, very pretty
 Cows with a view
 Fencing and gating this country looks like a real challenge
 Highway One is lacking in shoulders
 While this vehicle worked well here, it was about to have a lot of trouble maneuvering corners
 A little California coastline
 An equally compelling view
 The California coast, north of Big Sur
A late night surfer at Half Moon Bay  
A beautiful sunset at Half Moon Bay

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