I spent 15 years in the UK trying and failing to make people understand how diverse California is. Northern California- and especially in the mountains- is a totally different sort of climate to Southern CA which most non natives associate with all of CA. M.’s brother lives in Southern CA and they have had some “cold” weather into the 65 F range which made M. and I laugh as we built a fire this morning and scraped thick ice off our cars! No kidding… we could see our breath in the bathroom this morning.
The beaches in So Cal and Nor Cal couldn’t be more different from each-other. For the most part our Northern California beaches aren’t that swim-able as we have some seriously deadly rip tides and rogue waves regularly take folks. More often than not its very misty on the coast. But all the locals know that in spring and fall the mists lift and the Mendocino coast becomes a wonderful place of light, sun, sand and blue seas. So sometimes we like to get sand in our shoes and enjoy the smell of salt air. It makes M. a little homesick as swimming at the beach whenever possible is probably his family’s only real tradition.
seaweed & stones
Do you see the heart in the cliff face between K. and E.?
Driftwood log that is a remarkably good bench.
Such a typical picture. M. and J. heads together playing some game with E. in her own world but nearby.
M.’s stone named Mr. Bob. See… he has a little smile! Mr Bob won the “sea trials” where sadly Pink Punk and New Pink Punk were lost to the waves…
Black sandy toes.
My day at the beach…
Sausages cooked on our old secondhand camp cooker.
A misty but bright day
more seaweed & stones
May your mists burn away and leave all your day with light and sun!