GPX Tour to Morro Bay
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The central coast is one of our favorite tour destinations. Not only is the area filled with attractions, but the roads leading there are Porsche heaven.
On October 25 GPX is heading to Morro Bay for a weekend adventure.
After our rendezvous in Ventura, we will quickly leave civilization and head into Wheeler Gorge , then wind through Sesbe Gorge, over Pine Mountain, and drop into Cuyama Valley. Leaving the pastoral valley, we’ll pass through the West Kern oilfield, touching Maricopa and Taft, and head for the Carrizo Plain. Here the formerly empty landscape has been decorated with huge solar-electric ranches. Then the road crosses the coastal range, and approaches the sea via Hwy 101. We’ll pass through Atascadero and drop into our destination, Morro Bay. We will be in time for lunch at the Great American Fish Company dockside restaurant.
There are many attractions in the area. Best known is the Hearst Castle, which has an extensive program of guided tours. The back bay of Morro Bay offers opportunity for canoe and kayak rentals. The town of Cambria is not far away, and Morro Bay itself has many interesting shops and fishing-related activity. Morro Rock and the coastline can be quite spectacular, particularly in times of windy weather. There is a famous elephant seal rookery a short drive to the north, and the beginning of the Big Sur cliffs lies not far beyond, where the spectacular Ragged Point Lodge and garden is worth a visit. For those unfamiliar with the area we could run an informal afternoon reconnaissance tour.
The tour hotel is the San Marcos Inn. We have rooms held in the name of the Porsche club. Rates for a standard room, with a king or two queens, is $99 plus tax. Their phone number is 800-772-7969 or 805-772-2248, and you should make your own reservations. Ocean view rooms are also available for $129. Our block will be held only until October 11, so make your arrangements early. Cancellation might not be permitted after October 11. This is a very conveniently located property, near the waterfront. They serve wine and cheese each evening, and an extended continental breakfast.
After the free afternoon, we will gather at Dorn’s Original Breakers Cafe (probably the best in town) for dinner. It is a block from the hotel. We will order off the menu. In the past they have been able to offer us a private room, and it has been very enjoyable. When in Morro Bay, you might want to enjoy the seafood.
For more information please contact Marty Goldsmith at:
email@example.com or 562-494-6350
Suggested donation to the Children's Dental Health Clinic is $10.00 (Cash or check only - at time of check in)
This is a “Rain or Shine” event.