After reaching the point on the PCH (northbound) where I could go no further I turned around and headed south, back to where I would spend my second night in Nipomo.
While some of these will look like I am still going north, I stopped at more vista points (overlooks) on the way back south. Some of these photos are still looking north even though I was now driving south. This was taken shortly after I began my retreat. You can see parts of the road that I couldn’t get to and I believe the highest portion of land you can see jutting out into the ocean is the result of last year’s mudslide.
I found a spot where there were a few people windsurfing:
Further down the road I stopped at the Visitor Center for Hearst Castle. I knew this was on my route but have no real desire to see it. There are a variety of tours and many require going up lots of stairs, which my Fitbit would appreciate but my legs would not. I tend to respect my leg’s wishes before my Fitbit’s.
The Castle itself sits way up on a hill overlooking the ocean.
There are lots more building up there. I saw a postcard in the Gift Shop taken from the air and it is a huge complex. Here is a photo I took of a picture in the Visitor Center.
Further down the road I found a spot where one person was windsurfing all by himself. This person was really good, and kept going back and forth up the coast and in and out towards the shore.