Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Taking a Break

It rained yesterday morning, but late in the afternoon the dark clouds blew away and we had a sun break.  We were getting a little bit of cabin fever, so we decided to take a  break and go to the park.  We had just fixed a pot of coffee, so we took our mugs with us.

We drove 2.9 miles north of Pismo Coast Village to the small community of Shell Beach.  Shell Beach is an unincorporated community within Pismo Beach.  It sits right on the bluffs overlooking the blue Pacific.

Annie got to go along with us and she had a great time.  She always does.  Mary Dodd Park is where we went, and there are plenty of benches along the bluff pathway to sit upon and just enjoy the view.  This park allows you to have an unspoiled 180 degree view looking out to sea.  Bruce enjoyed the view while sipping his coffee.

Here are several of the scenes we were able to enjoy during our time at the park.  Click on photos for a larger view.

These homes are directly across the street from Mary Dodd Park and the homeowners
 have no problem looking at the ocean from their large windows.

The force of the waves that crashed against the rocks was amazing...and noisy.

From the park we could see the pier and the town of Pismo Beach.

Just as we were getting ready to leave, I spotted Mr. Seagull taking his own break and enjoying the same beautiful views that we enjoyed.  Just another day in Paradise, I guess!

Until next long for now!


sue and doug said...

great photos today Margie!!..looks like another fabulous day!! a spot on the bench for day we will be there too!!

Rick and Paulette said...

Great pics! We missed this place when we stayed in Pismo Beach earlier this year, but we'll be sure to check it out next time we're there.

Margie and Roger said...

Beautiful photos of the ocean. What a great place to sit and have a cup of coffee. Life is good.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh what a wonderful walk you took us on! I just love those photos and I can hear the surf pounding against those rocks. The gull in the last pic is cute too. (shivering in the 20 below windchills here this morning in Wisconsin...bbrrrrr)

Jerry and Suzy said...

Love that Pacific Coast almost anywhere along the way! Thanks for sharing another neat location and lovely view!

Happytrails said...

Glad the rain stopped and you were able to share this beautiful place with us. Wonderful pics!!

Have fun!