While the day was blue skies and sunshine there was always a haze over the water and a saltwater film on the car's windows. We passed oil wells, mostly still, and this one lonely lighthouse. At Castroville we cut inland to 101 and saw mile after mile of vineyards in the Salinas valley.
I was delighted when Chris consented to stop at San Miguel Mission Church . The wall frescos are original (1797) to the church and have never been repainted.
When we weren't looking at vineyards and ocean waves we saw beautiful hills like this one, covered in velvety green grass.
Tonight (after 6 hours on the road) we are staying in Cambria and tomorrow's plans are open and that is good.