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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Morro Bay

Morro Bay is a natural embayment with an artificial harbor constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is the only all-weather small craft commercial and recreational harbor between Santa Barbara and Monterey. Morro Rock was originally surrounded by water, but the Army built a large artificial breakwater and road across the north end of the harbor, linking Morro Rock and the mainland. Some of the rock used for this and for the artificial breakwaters was quarried from Morro Rock itself. Other rock was imported by barge from Catalina Island. The bay extends inland and parallels the shore for a distance of about 4 miles south of its entrance at Morro Rock. Morro Bay is recognized for protection by the California Bays and Estuaries Policy.

Jet took this photo.  Just kidding.  I was only doing about 10 mph as I came into Morro Bay.  Beautiful orange flowering trees lined the drive in.

       Here's what the "rock" looked like at noon when I was there.  The fog still clinged to the coast line.

The fur kids took a walk on the pier.  The Bay Patrol were most impressed with their manners.

Yoko spied some buoys that looked like big orange balls to her!  I swear Yoko can stretch her neck a good 12 inches when she sees something out of the ordinary :0)  Wayne says we should have named her E.T.

And, of course, you know what I had for lunch on the pier (chowder)!

This healthy guy gave me a bit of a scare as he thought about crawling up my leg for a hand-out.

Yoko spies a Pelican just sitting on the pier.  If I had taken her off of her leash and said, "Okay," she probably would have won a dock diving contest!

There's your buddy, Yoko.  LOL

Before I started my trek to Jalama, I indulged.  YUM!

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