Morro Bay Getaway 2013

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Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County located along scenic Hwy 1, the Central Coast of California, midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It’s most distinctive and recognizable landmark is the famous Morro Rock.

In 1542, Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo named Morro Bay’s magnificent landmark “El Morro” (Spanish for crown shaped hill). Morro Rock is also sometimes called the “Gibraltar of the Pacific.” It is the last of a line of long-extinct volcanoes formed about 23 million years ago, which include nine peaks ranging from San Luis Obispo to Morro Bay. These peaks are aptly named the Nine Sisters because they are all in a row, and in close proximity.

Morro Rock is a State Historic Landmark, a bird sanctuary and home to nesting Peregrine Falcons. It is therefore closed to any climbing or disturbance.

At a height of 576 feet, Morro Rock has been an important marine navigational aid for over 300 years. It is likely the most photographed of all the Nine Sisters, and serves as Morro Bay’s gateway to the Pacific Ocea

We stayed at the Bay Pines Travel Trailer Park in Morro Bay. Morro Bay’s prime location makes it a great base for exploring the many other wonderful cities and parks nearby. To the north-Cayucas, Cambria, Ragged Point. To the south-Los Osos, Baywood, Spooner Cove, Montana De Oro, San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach. Come on out and enjoy the warm and friendly laid-back atmosphere of this town.

DSCN7273-2This self-organized tour highlights some of the beautiful areas around San Luis Obispo County.

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