|Back Bay Inn in Baywood Park, on the quiet, southern end of Morro Bay|
|Gardens and boardwalk at Back Bay Inn|
|Event lawn at Back Bay Inn|
|Room 208 at Back Bay Inn|
|The view from the balcony of room 208|
I checked into room 208 and was immediately lulled by the view. The water was literally a stone’s throw away. The sun was low, and a golden light shimmered off the bay. A small sailboat moored a few yards offshore bobbed gently in the placid waters. A kayaker paddled slowly toward the sun. A flock of birds glided over the water and then disappeared into the eucalyptus trees across the way. A pair of chairs on the balcony of my room provided the perfect perch for watching the quiet customs of Morro Bay’s back waters.
|Monday night concert series at Back Bay Cafe|
|Concertgoers at the Back Bay Cafe|
|Baywood Pier adjacent to the Back Bay Inn|
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Early the next morning, before breakfast, I walked to the avian wonderland of Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, which is just half a mile from the inn. The 24-acre preserve is home to a variety of birds and wildlife, including butterflies and turtles. Across the glassy waters, I could see the famous rock on the northern end of Morro Bay.
|The glassy waters of the bay in the morning|
|Spooner's Cove at Montana de Oro State Park|
Back Bay Inn
1391 2nd St
Los Osos, CA 93402