Friday, June 17, 2011

Cambria, San Simeon, Ragged Point

We ended our trip up north with two nights in Cambria at our favorite place on Moonstone Beach Drive, San Simeon Pines. From there it's just a hop, skip, and a jump to visit the elephant seals at San Simeon. This time of year, the beaches are filled with teenage males practicing their fighting skills, plus "weaners," the babies who are living off their own body fat and teaching themselves to swim.

The coastline was bursting with flowers this year. I have never seen it so colorful and abundant. These whitish blooms to the right had an incredible perfume that filled the air. If anyone knows what they are, please let me know!

From San Simeon we headed up Highway 1 to Ragged Point, at which point the road is currently closed. More flowers, great views of the rugged coastline, and great lunches too--our fish tacos disappeared before we could get a picture of them.