We checked out, ready to leave the hot desert city and head towards the coast. The first part of the drive was excruciatingly boring, but as we drove past Bakersfield and further towards the ocean, the landscape changed from dry desert to foggy, hilly winery country with beautiful views. As the sun set, we finally reached the Pacific coast, and got our first glimpse of the ocean. We made it!
As we had not really planned where we would stay for the night, we drove around in the dark until we finally found a charming little town called Cambria. The locals were very helpful in giving us directions to motels by the sea. We got a room just a stone`s throw from the shore, and were more than ready to turn in for the night.