Moss Landing Valle del Sur PaintAway 2019
Dates: Sunday 29 September to Wednesday October 2, 2019
Moss Landing and Elkhorn Slough
Sunday Sept 29
PM (optional en route paint): Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Visitor Center, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076 (101 South to San Miquel Rd. Left on Castroville Road, Right at Y onto Dolan Road, Right on Elkhorn Road. From Moss Landing, Hwy 1 to Dolan Road, left on Elkhorn Road.). Walk west on the asphalt path to the slough overlook, deck and benches provide a good paint site.
Monday Sept 30
Moss Landing State Beach. (from Hwy 1 take Jetty Road and cross bridge to state park). Bring a lunch to stay on location all day.
AM: Moss Landing State Beach, park near first set of porta-potties, good view of marina boats and sand bar with seals, or hike over the dune to paint the ocean.
PM: Moss Landing State Beach, park near second set of porta-potties, good view of marina boats and sand bar with seals, or hike over the dune to paint the ocean.
Tuesday October 1
Lunch at Whole Enchilada – 12:30-1pm (depending on weather and light).
AM: Moss Landing Road just west of Whole Enchilada Restaurant, view north to Marina or View south to Slough.
PM: Salinas River State Beach, Sandholdt Lot, Hwy 1, west on Moss Landing Road, right on Sandhold Road, cross bridge and turn level into park, drive to end and park.
Wednesday October 2
AM: (optional departure paint): Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Visitor Center, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville. As Sunday, but this time with morning light.
Captains Inn at Moss Landing, 8122 Moss Landing Road 95039. 831-633-5550.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Marina at Monterey Bay (8.1mi south)
Best Western Rose Garden Inn, Watsonville (8.1 mi north). Cheaper and more expensive options also available.
Whole Enchilada, 7902 CA1, 4.1
Haute Enchilada Café 7902 Moss Landing Rd. 4.4
Lemon Grass Seafood Bar and Grilled, Thai, 413 Moss Landing Rd. 4.5
Phil’s 7600 Sandholdt Rd, 4.5
Giant Artichoke, 11261 Merritt St, Castroville 4.1
Subway, 11256 Merritt St., Castroville
Fish House Bar and Grill, 972 Main Street, Watsonville
And of course Monterey!