Cayucos Life

Almost been a month since I bought this house, so I can pretty much say I'm an expert on Cayucos now.

(For those of you who have not been playing along at home for very long, it is important to note that the preceding sentence was intended to be sarcastic and self-deprecating.)

There are some similarities between Cayucos life and Nevada City life. Cayucos is about 2500 people and gets beset on the weekend with tourists who like to walk out into the middle of the road without looking.

Ok, that might be the only similarity.

Well, another one is this: Morro Bay holds the same position here as Grass Valley does for Nevada City. It's a bigger city, it is where the chain grocery stores (and fast food restaurants) are, and it is about 5 miles away.

Unlike NC/GV, it's pretty flat between us, so I have already biked over there and back without any problem. In spite of the similarity in situation (both Cayucos and Morro Bay are seaside towns along Estero Bay), the weather can be quite different and it takes me by surprise. It is generally warmer and sunnier in Cayucos than in Morro Bay, or so I'm told. To such an extent, in fact, that the cashier at the hardware store in Morro Bay just asked me without irony, "Is it as gloomy in Cayucos as here today?" and I could say, "Not when I left."

As far as I can tell, over the last month Google weather only once has said something that looked the same as what I see outside my window. It consistently states that the temperature is 60 in the middle of the day when my deck thermometer says (and it feels like) 75 or higher.

But it isn't always beautiful. In fact, as I've been typing this the fog has rolled in and hidden the hills from my view. Everything is getting a little bit spooky. I guess if I go back to the hardware store, I'll have to say, "Yes, yes, it is quite as gloomy in Cayucos."

But it won't be tomorrow, I'll bet.

3 thoughtful messages from friendly readers:

Highway said...

Hi Abbot!

Long time no see! I miss your posts! Are you no longer traveling? I haven't seen any Explorers lately. SOS up here...
Hope you are well.

AbbotOfUnreason said...

Hi, Highway!

Travel has really ratcheted back this winter. Pretty much just trips back to the HQ in Boulder. Too much snow to make wee toaty explorers, but spring is coming.

Highway said...

Good to hear from you!
Missing the levity around here...