Pacific Coast Bicycle Route – Day 46 – Quick Ride to Cambria

This morning we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at the Ragged Point Inn. We walked around the grounds waiting for the restaurant to open and tried to capture a view of “Big Sur” through the wooden sculpture entitled Portal to Big Sur – fog blurred the view. Hummingbirds were darting everywhere but have been too quick for the camera.

Ragged Point Inn pre-breakfast
Ragged Point Inn pre-breakfast
Ragged Point Inn before breakfast
Ragged Point Inn before breakfast
The foggy view through the Portal to Big Sur
The foggy view through the Portal to Big Sur
sign on portal
sign on portal
Looking out over the grounds at breakfast
Looking out over the grounds at breakfast

After breakfast we cycled on Route 1 towards San Simeon and watched the Elephant seals from a spot on the side of the road, instead of the vista point 2 miles south. A new road is being constructed east of the Elephant Seal Rookery as the seals now cross the road. They think the grass is greener, I guess.

Elephant Seals near San Simeon
Elephant Seals near San Simeon

We stopped at Sebastian’s General Store at the San Simeon State Beach.

Sebastian's General Store, San Simeon
Sebastian’s General Store, San Simeon
Old tractor next to San Simeon (Sebastian's) General Store
Old tractor next to San Simeon (Sebastian’s) General Store

Bill was able to capture some great photos of Hearst Castle.

Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle

Bill has toured once and I have toured twice so we skipped the castle today and walked out on the wharf at San Simeon. A group of students from Paso Robles was participating in the coastal experience with docents from the Discovery Center. Sure brought back memories. Three quick whistles and the students who had been previously all over the beach were lined up ready for the next activity. (Still the teacher in me).

Scattered students
Scattered students
Students participating in Coastal Discovery
Students participating in Coastal Discovery called together

 

The ride today was like “a walk in the park”┬ánot only short mileage but flat roads with few hills.

Quick, flat ride today
Quick, flat ride today

By noon we were already in Cambria, our destination for the day. WIth great wifi, I am playing catch up.

Tomorrow, another short ride will take us to Morro Bay.