What a difference a few miles of coast can make! As stated in a previous post, the tempurate in San Diego and LA was HOT – probably in the 90s without humidity considered. Travelling up the coast to Lompoc is dropped a tad but not a lot, though were inland a few miles at Lompoc. By San Simeon, however, there has been a big shift down in temp. It is sunny, but quite cool and windy. Going to see the Elephant Seas around 7pm, it was cold even with a swaetshirt and jacket on. We were decidely chilled. Also, the hotels at this point have no A/C because it is never hot enough to require it, meaning the difference we are seeing is characteristic and not anomalous.
What a difference about 150 miles makes!