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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

California State Route 1 Revisited

Aloha Everyone,

I am always amazed at the variety of people we meet. Also astounded by different ways people seek enjoyment in their lives. Today on California State Route 1, we stopped at a roadside rest place to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Suddenly, Honu was surrounded by black leather jacket motorcycle riders who also stopped to stretch their legs.

Always curious about learning and meeting new people, I went down to speak with a couple of men. Guy and Chris are from Belgium and they had joined a group of European riders traveling on their motorcycles from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals is the world's largest motorcycle tourism company. I don't know much about motorcycles but approximately 20 were Harley-Davidson.

One of the big advantages of revisiting a same place is you know what to expect. The first time we passed by a section of the beach where Elephant Seals gather, J.J. and I just saw elephants seals in a distance because cars overflowed the parking lot. Today, J.J. was able to enter the parking lot right away.

According to the information sheet we received, August is a period of fewest seals -- possibly 100 or so. At the peak season of January to May, they may have 1,000 on the beach. Male Elephant Seals may grow as much as 5,000 lbs and female as much as 1,800 lbs.

Charmaine is a volunteer and she was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Shaun is the proprietor of Farmer's Kites Surreys and More. My Mother fell in love with bird kites that were flying in the sky above our RV park across the Morro Rock.

Here are different views of the Morro Rock.

In the Morro Bay, we saw some sea otters frolicking in the water.

Aloha -- Cathi