Saturday, August 12, 2017

Morro Bay

Daisy and I liked this spot so much we decided to spend the night here. 


However the next morning the local gendarme informed us that we would have to find somewhere else to sleep.


That was terribly disappointing--the view from Spirit's window was so very interesting. This 581-foot-high mountain of volcanic rock rises from the water and changes dramatically with the ever-shifting light.   


And Daisy loved having all that sand at her paw-tips.

 

She even dipped a paw into the surf. 


So we moved down the coast to a state park.


Morro Bay is recognized as one of the most important wintering grounds for shorebirds and waterfowl that annually migrate along the west coast of North America.


 Heron Rookery Natural Preserve
The nesting area of great blue heron, black-crowned night heron, great egret and double-crested cormorant.


A 'three-fingered salute from Pacific Gas and Electric"

For 50 years Morro Bay has been identified by a second feature that can be seen for 10 miles in either direction.  Long derided by the locals as an eyesore on an otherwise spectacular coast, the 450-foot-high power-plant smokestacks are now abandoned and have been left to deteriorate--further angering the residents. The small town does not have the funds required to remove the towers.  Why are corporations allowed to leave their trash, abandoned buildings and pollutants behind?    

 

If I were to dump my garbage or holding tank I would be tarred and feathered--and rightly so.

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