We had a fun outing at Muir Beach today, despite the gray morning. Actually, our plan was to see Muir Wood National Monument, but when we got there the parking lots were full, and the access roads had no parking anywhere nearby. We drove on down the road to the beach, and there was plenty of parking. By then, the clouds were beginning to burn off, and the day became sunny and beautiful.
Unfortunately, it was a bit windy, but not unbearably so. We took a nice walk on a trail and saw some horses and nice views.
After walking around for awhile, we were starting to get hungry. One of the trails led back to the main road, where we found the Pelican Inn. We checked it out, but the staff was either disorganized or outright ignoring us, because it took nearly ten minutes to determine that they had no available table for another 40 minutes or so (despite visibly empty tables all around). I was not disappointed, as the menu looked too british, and it was doubtful we would have found a simple meal for a reasonable price.
We walked back to the car, taking a few more pictures along the way. All in all, it was a very enjoyable walk.
For lunch, we ended up driving back to Mill Valley and eating soup and salad at Whole Foods — delicious and healthful. I tried some chicken wings that were not very good, but it was a decent lunch all the same.
Someday we will go back to Muir Woods to see the redwoods. Nevertheless, it was a lovely Sunday outing!