Drag your feet in the white sands of Pismo Beach and you may be experiencing the same feeling the Chumash in this region enjoyed 9000 years ago . “Pismo” comes from the Chumash word “pismu” meaning tar. I don’t see any tar here, only long stretches of beach, sparking waters, and gentle waves delivering sand dollars.
Camped at Pismo Coast Village RV Park, we are a short walk from the beach and pier. The town’s first pier was built in 1880 and collapsed in a storm in the 1890s. The current pier was built in 1924 but was originally longer. Just shy of October the weather is clear and warm. Today we watched the Harvest Parade in Arroyo Grande then walked around the Harvest Festival.
Morro Bay was sparkling. We made our traditional stop at Giovanni’s and purchased a large crab, calamari salad, smoked swordfish, sour dough bread and wasabi cocktail sauce. This was for happy hour, but turned out to be dinner!
Even caught sight of a few otters playing in the water, just like an otter oughter.
The moon above our campsite shines bright! This is my kind of camping!
The trick is to get to the sand dollars before the birds peck them to pieces.
I ended up with about twenty dollars.