Way back when I was a young ‘un, I used to sail with friends out in the Santa Barbara Channel. Wet Wednesdays were the thing! Anyway, even though I get horribly seasick, and really am a landlubber, boats – sailboats in particular – always catch my eye. There is nothing like keeling to one side, wind whipping through your hair, sails snapping, speeding along. Sitting quietly on a boat, too, is wonderful – for me, it makes me really, really sick, but when that scopolamine patch kicks in and the seasickness goes away, it’s pure heaven!
Besides Mr. Jolly Orange Feet, there are other wonders to be found at Montana de Oro State Park. We descended into a little cove onto a beach covered with sea detritus. Taking the time to look revealed all sorts of things, from 3 dead birds to sea shells to kelp bladders. The sand, pebbles, and rocks gave a beautiful background to it all.
The beach north of Morro Rock is wide, flat, expansive, and popular. The late afternoon found the beach still filled with families and kids playing in the water. Definitely a great beach!