I love living at the coast because it just smells so good. Every morning I wake up and open the door and I can smell the water, the greens, the flowers… it’s just so inspiring. The only downside to where I live is while the rest of country is in a heat wave… we’ve had one day of ‘heat’. It reached a ‘whopping’ 86 degrees for one day. Don’t laugh, I know you are all melting in the heat, but for a gal who loves summer…. I would love a little heat once in a while. It’s either so windy you feel like your face will fly off, or the fog rolls in off the beach and wonder if your capris were a smart choice or not. If you drive just a half hour inland, it’s in the triple digits, but there, it’s about 68 degrees. When I wake up and the air is still, I grab the dog and we run to beach, pronto!
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Tyler has moved out… it’s good for him… but for me – it kinda sucks to be honest with you. My DH is off in the am when I’m working, and he’s at work at night when I’m off… so the house is just too quiet. I guess I just need to adjust… and take advantage of the quiet to do my art, but it’s kind eerie… there just doesn’t feel like there’s any life in the house, especially when my lazy cats are all asleep too. I need a little dog, since my baby days are over, lol.
Today was spent pretty much sulking with the occasional tear here and there, so I figured I better get out of the house before I really sunk into the depths… so I went to the beach – my cure all :)
A raven kept me company while I was there.
Taking advantage of the high 70s temp today, we took the Jeep out on the beach for a quick run before dinner. We headed out the South Jetty and went down about 6 miles, before turning around and heading back. About 4 miles down there was a huge patch of crushed shells that the surf was bringing up on shore. What was intiquing was the pattern they were laying in. The ocean was depositing them in strips. (click on the pics for a larger view)
I never get tired of going to the beach. No matter how I enter, I always leave happy. The weather is incredible here right now – t-shirt weather in town, sweatshirt weather at the beach… been going every day for a week a now and it is so good for clearing the mind, mending broken hearts, keeping the lungs pink.
I have been so blessed to get in touch with positive, inspiring, ‘go getter’ people in the past few days. It’s been such a treat and a very welcome change of pace!!!!! Living in a town of tired, retired or ‘wanna be’ retired people is getting so old and draining. I’m tired of hearing how tired everyone is, yet they want such big things for themselves with zero effort. I can’t be surrounded by these people anymore – they are bringing me down and I did not even realize it until I spoke with the 2 talented, vivacious women, during the past few days. That’s where I belong, with them – living life, loving life, and being part of it all – not sitting in the sidelines ‘wishing’ with the rest of the wallflowers around here!