Pacific Coast Bicycle Route – Day 48 – Off to Oceano/Grover Beach

A foggy day again as we left Morro Bay – couldn’t even see Morro Rock! Oh well, maybe we will later in June when we meet up with our son and grandson.

Leaving Morro Bay, Morro Rock is barely visible
Leaving Morro Bay, Morro Rock is barely visible
Cycling through Morro Bay State Park
Cycling through Morro Bay State Park

As we walked through the parking lot from breakfast this morning, one of the Scout dads from Day 45 (our 50 mile ride from Big Sur to Ragged Point) came out to chat with us. Another “small world”. ¬†He also recommended good eats in SLO (San Luis Obispo) and we should be there in time for lunch.

The ride between Morro Bay and SLO was on country roads again and brown prevailed.

Heading to Hinds Summit between Morro Bay and SLO
Heading to Hinds Summit between Morro Bay and SLO

After a few hills, we cycled into SLO in time for a brunch at PFMcLintocks – where the locals eat. Check out the wall hangings and decor in the photos below.

PF McClintocks Grill
PF McClintocks Grill
More from McCLintocks, SLO
More from McCLintocks, SLO
and one more decorative shot
and one more decorative shot PFMcLintocks

When we left SLO we only had about 10 more miles to our destination of Oceano, again all of it was country roads that paralleled Route 101. We saw many day cyclists today going the other direction. ¬†Overcast skies greeted us as we were back on the coast again, cycling through Pismo Beach and Shell Beach, very developed areas with lots of “beachgoers”.

Pismo Beach, quite a green contrast to the browns of inland Central CA
Pismo Beach, quite a green contrast to the browns of inland Central CA
Just a few miles inland from Pismo beach
Just a few miles inland from Pismo beach – Los Oso Valley

Tomorrow’s ride will take us by Vandenberg Air Force Base and I’ll be thinking of all my Air Force friends…our destination is Lompoc.