Backroads: Cayucos to San Simeon
By Bennett Barthelemy
“Slow the f-* down! Get out of the car and pee — feel the earth,” my partner Rita admonished me. Her words were softened by her relaxed bright smile as I dove the van aggressively into the well-crowned twists of Old Creek Road out of Cayucos. She then challenged me to find three bird species and to identify them. I listened to her, and looked for the birds, and even stopped periodically. The drive was exponentially enhanced.Read More
Dive in to Morro Bay
Waterfront adventures abound in this SLO County gem
By Donna Wolfe
If you’re looking for the quintessential California beach town, look no further than Morro Bay. Located along coastal Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County, it embraces its role as a tourist destination while celebrating its past and maintaining a home-town feel.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s plenty to do in Morro Bay — golfing ocean-side, kayaking, sailing, hiking, bird watching, shopping, dining, wine and beer tasting — plus miles of beautiful, pristine beaches that offer picture-perfect vistas.Read More
By Michele Roest
Photos by KS Nature Photography/Krisztina Scheeff
Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, hundreds of people come to Morro Bay to learn about, watch, and photograph birds. Why?
Morro Bay is part of the Pacific Flyway, a north-south highway in the sky extending from Alaska to Central America. During the summer, millions of birds spend long days feeding and breeding in northern and polar regions. As autumn approaches, birds take flight, staying ahead of winter storms as they wend their way southward along the edge of the continent. Many birds stop at estuaries, lakes, and reservoirs to rest and feed before continuing on their southward migration.