Our next stop along the Pacific Coast was our campsite in Moss Landing, California. This happened to be the spot we picked to have Verizon ship our replacement hot spot. Much to my glee, it was there when we arrived. Way to go Verizon! The campsite also allowed us to leave my BayMoonDesign shipments there for the postal service to pick up. I appreciate that. I didn’t really want to hunt down the post office after being on the road for hours.
Another huge benefit that came with the campsite was it was located next to a boat harbor where there were a lot of sea lions. It was fun watching them lay on the docks sunning themselves. I especially liked listening to them barking. This campsite was our base of operation for visiting Central California's Pacific coast.
|A Statue of Stteinbeck by Cannery Row|
World-renowned Carmel-by-the-Sea also lived up to its reputation as being a European-style village along the coast with charming houses built into the hills. This town is know to have inspired artists, sparked romances, and attracted celebrities for decades. It is a great town to enjoy walking through. There are hundreds of Carmel shops, restaurants, wine tasting, art galleries, and more.
Point Lobos State Park was another spot that we selected for hiking and enjoying the coastline.
I was able to photograph this Scrub Jay there. I am very proud of the photo and I am sure that it will inspire a piece of jewelry for my Bay Moon Design shop. I love the pale blues and grays of this bird.
|State Route 1, California|
Our next stop is the main attraction—Yosemite National Park!