All went well dropping Larry off in the dark at the Amtrak station, and he’s home safe & sound. My bus trip also went well – another ‘country’ bus with a friendly driver who was jovial with everyone on board.
I walked past a few more zebras as I left San Simeon, then took my time through the charming Moonstone Beach area and one of my favorite little towns – Cambria. Our youngest son & his wife were married there. Good memories!
The SLO County buses don’t make flag stops, so my daily mileage is determined by the bus stop locations. It’s only 7 miles from San Simeon to Cambria, but 12.5 to the next stop in Cayucos – so today’s short mileage will have to be made up tomorrow with a longer day.
I had an interesting thing happen today. As I was walking on the south end of Cambria, the road was narrow and curvy in places, and there wasn’t much in the way of houses. It was less than a mile, so it didn’t really concern me. However, a well-dressed man in a gray BMW slowed down and asked if I needed a ride. I assured him I was okay, thanked him, and he drove on.
Later this afternoon I was on the way back to my host home and as I was driving through Morro Bay, the sun was about to set. I veered onto an ocean-view side street and parked to watch. There were a few other cars already there – and the driver of the one closest to me got out to put something in his trunk. He was a well-dressed man in a gray BMW!
I rolled down the window and asked if he was in Cambria this morning – he was.
I asked if he had offered a woman a ride – he did.
I told him it was me – he laughed and said, “I don’t usually see people walking on that road. I thought, ‘either that woman has a death wish, or she really needs to get somewhere’.
This was about 20 miles from where I had first seen him – I continue to be amazed at how often this type of thing has been happening to me on this journey!
Photo of the day… a last look at the San Simeon coast:
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