Leaving Morro Bay was tough knowing that we were heading inland and would certainly encounter warmer, perhaps hot weather. We’re making our way over to the Sierra Mountains with a couple of stops in between. Our first waypoint was Santa Clarita, just off Interstate 5 about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
The weather was not too bad, mostly in the upper 80’s. While here Ralph, Carlie and Carlie’s Mom came up and had lunch with us at the Valencia Travel Village.
Next stop: Acton, CA
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We have visited Morro Bay a few times but this has been our first stay here in the motorhome. We stayed at a very nice small RV park which is ideally located with a two block walk to the center of town and a two block walk in the other direction to reach the waterfront.
The most easily accessible location on the California coast where you can view the Elephant Seals is near San Simeon, CA, about 5 miles north of the entrance to the Hearst Castle. Right on Highway 1 you can pull into the parking lot and observe them laying on the beach and maybe sparring in the surf. The rookery you see here ranges over 6 miles of California coastline in the area of Piedras Blancas. This was a 30 mile drive north from our base in Morro Bay, CA.