I installed a new header photo a couple of days ago and then I noticed it was a bit crooked. You could see that the horizon line was askew. I remembered reading on the Bayfield Bunch Blog a while ago that Al said he could spot those crooked horizon shots a mile away and was wishing he could tweak them just a bit to make them straight. So, I attempted several times to get it the way I wanted and then back again to the size I wanted. Finally made it right today (at least more right).
Friday we drove over to the Port San Luis area, which is just a few short miles north of Pismo Beach. We packed up our lunch to take with us. When we got there we pulled our chairs and table out of the car and set out our lunch. It was great to be out in the warm sunshine and be able to watch the boats and the folks on the beach.
Riggs would enjoy being here in the water with these guys!
There are several dry camping spots right along the road by the beach. You are fairly well crammed in together, but this is beach property in California….you’ll always be crammed in.
We walked over to Harford Pier after we finished our lunch and got tired of watching the dogs romp in the waves. Along with some fishing boats there were some nice looking sailboats to see. Any type of water view is appealing to me. I love the smell of the ocean and that probably goes back to my childhood when we’d visit my grandparents in Santa Barbara. My Dad would always go down to the pier and harbor and let me tag along. We’d walk around the pier watching the fishing boats go out. The sounds and the smells of those times at the harbor will never leave me.
As we continued our walk toward the end of the pier, we could see many Pelicans out in the water. Looking closer we saw some adults and many young with them. It looked like the adult Pelican would have each of the younger ones take a turn flying up over the water with them. I think it was a fishing lesson. The Mom or Dad (don’t know which) would fly around with the baby for a while and then dive-bomb to the surface of the water as if to see a fish to grab. The baby did the same thing and then the adult would do it again with a different baby.
Throughout the whole area you could hear the barking of the sea lions. These must be great fishing grounds in the bay because whenever we come here, the sea lions are all over the place. Under the pier’s main level is a fishing deck and on this day you could see it was covered with many of the sea lions sunning themselves.
We saw several people fishing and then we saw this woman who appeared to catch something. We waited for a minute to see if she reeled anything in, but it appeared to be a false alarm for her.
We saw a sea lion in the water surrounded by some gulls. I think they were all fishing together. Every once in a while you could look out and see a sea lion’s head break the surface of the water. There were several of them out in their own fishing grounds. They were barking like they were happy about the situation. We also saw a man launch himself in a kayak. Hope he doesn’t fall in because that water might be cold!
There are a couple of restaurants on the pier and then a couple more out in the parking area. They were all busy with folks enjoying their lunches at the harbor. Cars can drive out on Harford Pier, but there is also a large parking lot before getting to the pier. Take your pick.
Hope you enjoyed your trip to the pier today. It was just a simple day, but most of them are for us when we are around Pismo Beach.
Until next time…..so long for now!