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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Today to Morro (Bay, that is)

We had a notice handed out here in the park yesterday that the power would be turned off this afternoon from 1:30 to 4:00 so that they could change the wiring to the 60 or so sites that they are rehabbing.  So we decided to alter our normal routine and go for our exercise in the afternoon while the power was out.

We went to Morro Bay and walked along the waterfront.  The temperature was 59 at water’s edge and there was a 10mph or so breeze which felt cold at first.  Once we got going though, we felt pretty warm.

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We had a great view of Morro Rock.  The picture above was taken at the start of our walk.  We actually walked within 100 feet or so of the rock itself, so it was a pretty good distance.  Actually, according to my GPS, it was slightly over 1.5 miles each way.

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A good view of the harbor to the south

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This could almost be a boat crossed with an RV!

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The Avalon, a deep see rescue vehicle (DSRV), has been moved here and will become part of a museum’s collection.  The submarine was acquired in response to the loss of the USS Thresher so that the Navy would have a way to rescue submarine crews trapped far beneath the ocean surface.  It can dive down 5,000 feet.

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A view from over near Morro Rock back towards the town.

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The PG&E Power Plant for the town that is a mark on the skyline

Tonight we are going out for dinner after our long 90 minute walk.  We have had another sunny day with the high near 60.  It is a bit cooler than normal, but I see it will be warming up soon!

1 comment:

Russ Krecklow said...

Kinda gives a whole new meaning to the term "power walk " doesn't it? We really enjoyed Morrow Bay the one time we were there. Very pretty place. I wondered what those stacks were from. Thanks for sharing more blue skies. We are still planning to head out of here on Sunday and hope to miss snowy passes. May have to take the Coast route down to Eureka or thereabouts.