I love Pacific coastal drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco along California State Route 1. It is beautiful at its entirety but at the same time I have few personal favorite spots along the way, and Morro Bay is one of them. Morro Bay serves as indication or reminder that the most beautiful and most rewarding part of the drive, from travel photography standpoint, is about to begin.
Normally, I plan my trips to California in the middle of winter, when life in Eastern Canada is almost unbearable and I need a break from winter clothes and when I really miss my photography.
In the past, every time I stopped at Morro Bay in January or February, it was extremely windy, sometime it was impossible to setup the tripod and I had to shoot hand-held, looking for shelter behind the rocks.
But the day I took featured photo it was different. It was late morning and it was unusually warm (+25ºC; 77ºF) and quiet with almost no wind. First time in years I found myself wearing t-shirt in the middle of winter running around with my photo gear like a child.