Another day of coastal fog. Ah well, guess catching a Pacific Ocean sunset will have to wait for some other time. So yeah... Left a bright sunny campsite and road down the mountain into the fog. After a meal at Duckies I took a ride back from the coast and got into the hills. (thanks @NSFW ) Then decided to ride north to Plaskett on the off chance the fog was not hitting the coast that far north. It was, and I also caught glimpses of the remains of the Dolan fire that recently burned the area. Ran into a local rider at an overlook and he suggested I make a run up a particular "Closed" dirt road that ran up the mountain. He said it would get me into the sun with the fogbank laying below like a cloud top. That sounded cool so like this seagull I said shit on it and went. So thru the widely spaced barricades at the base of the mountain I slipped, couldn't quite make out the warnings posted, something about $1000 dollar fines or some such thing. I'm sure whatever they said were not aimed at me. So up I go on this little dirt fire road that twists and turns and quickly gains altitude without ever leaving the coastline. I come up one last rise and there in front of me was a big overlook facing the ocean just like the rider had told me, but it wasn't empty... Three pickup trucks were parked there with three gentlemen standing outside of them. I pull up and shut off the bike. One of them gives me the stink eye and says "Who are you?" I respond "Me? I'm just passing thru". He quickly responds "You aren't supposed to be here". Well, I couldn't exactly argue that particular point so I shifted gears and we got to chatting about other things besides my presence. I guess I passed muster because within about 5 minutes they were offering me a beer. It was a cool spot. Photo doesn't capture it well but when looking out the top of the fog bank was dead flat and stretched are far as the eye could see and the sun was shinning down on it brightly. With a fond farewell me and the 3 locals parted ways and I returned to the fog and the long ride back south to Morro Beach. That section of Rt1 must be extremely cool when it's clear, great twists and turns and I could occasionally catch a glimpse of the jagged coastline. Tomorrow its pack up and head out. I'll keep a pacific ocean sunset on the bucket list.