I slept like a log after walking all over SF, but I eventually got up and loaded all my stuff back onto my bike. I had kind of been hoping someone would just steal my bike from where I parked it on the street so I wouldn’t have to deal with shipping it home, but it was still there. I headed south through Santa Cruz, Monterrey, San Luis Obispo, and everything in between. Passed by the Heart Castle (http://hearstcastle.org/) but didn’t have time to stop. Next time. Also, I got a flat just before Monterrey while on the 101. I’m not really sure what caused the flat. I didn’t see anything in my tire, and the tube damage looks more like an abrasion than a hole. Only thing I can figure is that maybe it was rubbing on the rim lock. Changing a tire 15 ft from a major highway wasn’t really my idea of fun, but I survived. I did have three cars stop and ask if I was ok, including a cab driver, a family, and a state trooper. So that was nice. Finally got going again after loading everything back up (minus my valve core tool that vanished into the sand). After a hot tip from a friend, decided to have dinner at Splash Cafe (http://www.splashcafe.com/)in Pismo Beach rather than cooking ramen noodles at my campsite. Good choice. I had some of their award winning clam chowder (but they were sadly out of sourdough bread bowls) plus a couple of grilled fish tacos. Everything was awesome. It was dark after I waited in line and ate, so I found an empty campsite at the Oceano Campground (http://www.slostateparks.com/oceano_campground/). Technically there is beach camping available, but it was alright nighttime the price was kind of high.