Yesterday was a lounging and beach day. But it wasn't all fun and games. I had some honeydew melon for breakfast that had apparently gone bad. This resulted in me turning green and without giving too many details, I ended up having an empty stomach for breakfast. After the offending melon was rudely escorted from my digestive system I actually felt better, so this unfortunate event did not ruin our day.
Levi had been dreaming about going into the cold water since we arrived; that morning was his chance. We drove around to the south side of Morro Rock where there is a little beach that is calm and protected by the breakwater. Levi got his wet suit on and snorkle equipment and practically skipped out to the water.
I took a much more relaxed approach and read a book in the truck with Brewy. I would have gone on the beach but it was a bit cold for my taste. If you go to Morro Bay, dress warm; unless your like Levi, then bring a light sweater and a pair of swimming trunks. He is not entirely human when it comes to temperature . (Remember, he was enjoying the Pacific Ocean while I was freezing above the water.)
After Levi finished his arctic snorkeling adventure, we headed over to some public showers that were free and the water was warm. Levi changed into his dry clothes and we went for lunch. We decided to go to Rocca's, the resturant we ate at our fist night in Morro Bay. We have dubbed Rocca's our favorate place to eat in Morro Bay. (If the owner of Rocca's is reading this, we are more than happy to accept donations as a thank you for free advertising. ;-) )
After lunch we decided to go back to the trailer and ended up resting for a while. I fell asleep and Levi took a little walk to the beach in front of the rv park. I woke up after an hour or so because I was cold. Did I mention it is always cold in Morro Bay. I wished I had brought a knitted cap or something.
After explaining my temperature issues to Levi, he agreed to go to the rv park store and get me a cap. It was one of the best decisions we made this trip. I love the cap, it's one of those kind that cover your ears and has the long tassels hanging off the sides.
After taking care of my climate issues, we were ready hit the beach. So Brewy, Levi, my new cap and I piled into the truck and headed out to find the "off-leash" dog beach. It is right before the Morro Bay city limit sign if you are headed south on the I-1.
Brewy loved the beach, she spent the whole time chasing seagulls and running around. Levi and I ran around with her; she look so excited. Levi attempted to coax her into the water by calling her from, you guessed it, knee deep in the cold water.
After the beach, it was dinner time at a local pizza place called The Port. The pizza was OK and then it was off to bed.
We woke up this morning, packed up the trailer and sadly said goodbye to Morro Bay. It was a fun trip but we now have the journey home.
The trip home took us about 8 hours. We had less supplies and less water weight on the trip back so our gas mileage was a bit better going home. California drivers seem to drive in packs, we noticed. We were the only ones on the freeway for a while and then a herd of 4 to 6 cars would pass with California plates. Strength in numbers, I guess.
That is where this Little Nomad adventure ends, but we are already planning the next one...