Sunday, July 1, was a wonderful day in the neighborhood (SLO County). We hadn’t been down to the Port San Luis Pier in a very long time and decided it was a good day for a walk and some sightseeing. What a great choice it was!
The scene of kayakers and scuba divers on one side and patient pelicans, a curious seal and energetic gulls on the other was a welcoming start to what turned out to be the best time we’ve ever had there. The beams to walk on are old but venerable and sturdy. Fishermen were hauling their boats out of the water by crane, to be immediately replaced by other fishermen putting theirs in. Further on was a fully stocked fresh fish market, including crabs and oysters, octopus and halibut. The flow of traffic, of friends meeting and greeting, was easy.
All seemed calm and organized, friendly and comfortable. There must be something about the management of this special place that has preserved the best of its age and encouraged the best of today’s demands.
Kudos to Harbormaster Steve McGrath and everyone else involved for managing and preserving one of San Luis Obispo County’s treasures. Thanks.