Today we decided to take a drive up the coast on Highway 1. The road leaves San Luis Obispo & highway 101 and heads west past Cuesta Community College, one of my clients from before I retired. The route continues on through Morro Bay, and on up the coast past Hearst Castle and, if you stay on it long enough, all the way to Monterey. We drove up past Hearst Castle about 5 miles and came to some scenic lookouts that were really interesting. The shot below is a panorama of the first lookout.
What is really interesting though is that this section of beach is home to the California Sea Elephants, a variety of seal. They are laying here on the beach and periodically using their flippers to flip sand onto themselves.
Close up, they resemble walruses to me.
We had a picnic lunch at Hearst Beach State Park but ate in the car because it was too windy. We then went through several towns on the way back just to get a feel for them. Drove about 130 miles and were home at 3:45.