Back in December 2011, we took a vacation down to Morro Bay and the Central Coast. As is common in the winter, the coast is mostly clear. We flew down to Paso Robes Airport in our Flight Design from Pine Mountain Lake Airport. We arrived after an hour and twenty minute flight. This helped us avoid a many multi-hour car trip. This also gave us an opportunity to get an aerial view of this part of the California coast.
This part of the coastline has a smoothness and curvature that is different from the northern coastline. The crests of the ocean waves can be seen contouring the shoreline.
They are several features that make Morro Bay unique and can be easily seen from the air. Morro Rock jets out of the ocean at 571 feet. It is the remnants of a volcano at the entrance to the Bay.
A large natural sand spit is also visible. It protects the harbor that houses sailboats, fishing boats and wildlife. It is clearly visible from the air since it extends several miles from land and serves as a clear barrier to the rough Pacific waters and the calm bay.
Houses cover the mainland of the bay. Areas of forests, estuaries and sand dunes can also been seen.