24 Jul Driving On The Beach

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SONY ILCE-6000 (18mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO100)

Only lunch time but we were tired. We visited the sea elephants in San Simeon before breakfast, walked the beach in Morro Bay and Pismo beach pier. Too tired to walk the beach again. No problem – we are in the USA.

If there ever was a country made for the car it’s the USA. And that’s especially true in California. There are drive in restaurants, banks and mailboxes. So it’s only consequent to have drive-on beaches. Like the one here next to Pismo beach. The Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area. A long name but in short it means that you don’t have to walk for miles. You just drive. I love this country! Even though our Chevrolet Tahoe was rear wheel drive only we went for a ride.

SONY ILCE-6000 (57mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
SONY ILCE-6000 (40mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
SONY ILCE-6000 (170mm, f/7.1, 1/400 sec, ISO100)

Just make sure that you stay on the hard sand. The wet one close to the water.

If you really plan to go “off-road” there are plenty of quads and ATVs (all terrain vehicles) to hire. I was ready to ignore my lower back and give it a try but my wife was less keen to spend an hour in a beach buggy from Mad Max. But the real reason why we did not go for a ride was the strong wind which reduced the ground visibility to zero. The idea to eat

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