Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sharing Some of Pismo Beach

We've been here at the Pismo Coast Village for 16 days.  Having a great time, even though we had some pretty rough weather for about 6 of those days.  As usual with weather, the rain and wind passed through in time.

Yesterday was Friday and that usually begins the parade of "weekenders" coming to check into the RV park.  Then, those that don't depart on Sunday will be leaving on Monday morning.  Then we have the park left for us longer-stay guests until the next Friday afternoon arrives, and we begin it all again. 

The main downtown section of Pismo Beach experiences it's own transformation on the weekends.  If you venture down to the main shopping and dining area on a Wednesday, it looks a whole lot different than it does on a Saturday.  Bruce and I often take another walk in the afternoon and just meander down by the pier and the beach area.  I always bring my camera in case I just have to get that "great shot" of something.  We don't bring Annie along anymore.  The poor old girl just can't walk that far these days.  

In the early morning hours, just after daybreak, when we are out for our 1-hour walk this is how Pomeroy Street looks.  It is usually just us, the restaurant delivery trucks, and the street sweeper or garbage collector at this hour.  This is the lower part of the street not far from the pier.
This is the upper part of the same street -- plenty of street parking at 6:30 am. 
The Splash Cafe is a real hot-spot for locals and tourists alike.  They have the best Clam Chowder (according to them).  It must be true because on a Saturday or Sunday there will be a line of people waiting to get in that stretches around the corner and down the block.  There are cute figures painted on one side of their building.
This is Chele's Restaurant across the street from The Splash Cafe.  It is equally as good as The Splash, in our opinion.  Both of them have great seafood items on the menu, plus other items to interest the "I'm not eating fish" people.
This is the Old West Bakery that specializes in hot, fresh baked cinnamon rolls.  So far, in all of the years we have been coming here, we have managed to NOT GO IN.  It's difficult some mornings when we walk by and can enjoy that cinnamon smell wafting out the door.  It is "the spot" for a quick breakfast and a coffee for locals and tourists.
One afternoon right after our storms passed through, we walked down to the pier.  This is the view we saw looking from the beach up into the town of Pismo Beach and the hillsides beyond that are filled with large homes.
It was low tide and I was able to walk under the pier and take a picture looking out at the ocean waves.
On our walk back to the RV park we saw this great looking Pelican and some seagulls poking around in the sand.
Right before you get to the walk-in gate for the RV park, you cross this wooden one-lane bridge.  It goes across the creek (river?) that flows out past Pismo Coast Village and to the ocean.
In the evening,  I did take Annie for her own walk in the RV park and we both enjoyed the remains of a nice sunset.  

Just another laid-back day here at the beach. 

Until next long for now!


Rick and Paulette said...

Thanks again for another great tour and pics of Pismo Beach. It brought back some great memories of our stay there - again! We had Clam Chowder from Splashes and I can attest that it is great stuff!

Freely Living Life said...

Pismo Coast Village looks like such a cute little place to visit! Thanks for sharing this with us. :)

Christine said...

Your description and pictures make me want to add Pismo Beach to my (long) list of places to visit! I love your picture from under the pier!

Happytrails said...

Thanks for taking us on your walk! Great tour and wonderful pictures.

Glad the rains have passed through (for this time). They have passed here also. The only walk I took today was with you...I'm not sure that helps my weight or health but I sure enjoyed it.

Take care!!

Singing Land Cruiser said...

Very nice pics. We will have to put Pismo B. on our list. All the Best, M&C