“Adventure is worthwhile.” ―
I knew it was hot here in Three Rivers, CA but the temperature on my instrument panel - 112 degrees - was concerning. It was time to get out of Dodge and head for the cool coast, 150 miles away where the high was a mere 64 degrees.
|112 degrees in Three Rivers, CA|
|My ride begins with a farewell kiss from Denise and a picture.|
Lunch along Highway 41.
Normally, I'd travel Highway 1 from Monterey, pass the Bixby Bridge, down to Morro Bay. It's a scenic route with dramatic ocean views and a road full of challenging curves. There are also ample camping spots along this route. I love it. However, today is a quick one-night trip so I'll take a direct route from Three Rivers to San Simeon State Park where I hope to get a campsite.
The entrance station ranger asks: "Do you have a reservation?" It is always a good idea to ask if there are any last-minute cancellations when you don't have a reservation. "Today is your lucky day, site 229 in the Washburn Campground is open for tonight only," she adds with a smile. I buy some firewood and head up the road to Washburn to stake my claim. The evening sun is setting and I can hear the ocean waves a short distance away.
Campsite 229 is perhaps the best site in the entire campground. It is surrounded by huge pine trees that will make a perfect spot to hang my hammock.
Here are a few pictures from that trip.
|Bought some firewood for camp.|
|Home for the night.|
|Upper room tonight.|
|Washburn Campground, San Simeon State Park.|
|The temperature in the morning was 46 degrees.|
|My 2019 Indian Springfield.|
|Sunset at San Simeon State Park.|
|JBJ Round Up Pizza in Cambria is a favorite spot.|