Coastal Contemplations

Coastal Contemplations day 6

clouds breaking up over the Pacific

today too
today too…
cheating clouds


rain day
I’ve planned all along to spend several days on the beaches but on this day the weather forced my hand.  It rained on and off throughout the night and when I woke up it was really coming down. I’d begun to recognize the pattern though: sprinkles become rain, which falls for a spell and then fades away. The sun may even briefly poke through. So during one of these rain breaks I made breakfast.  I also checked out my weather apps and it was clear that there’d be a good storm in the early afternoon and rain off and on the rest of the day.  So I decided to stay here for another night.

Rain in them thar hills

During another break I rode backroads to Manzanita where I resupplied and had coffee and pie with the locals. There was a brief downpour during coffee. I also acquired a new pair of wool socks. I headed back as another wave of rain began. I spent time in my tent in contemplation, lost in the distant sounds of the surf. I caught up on my journal. During another break I had lunch. It really came down early afternoon as predicted. But after this torrential downpour it slackened off and I decided that I had to make at least an appearance on the beach.

tendrils of fog
pour off green hills
into grey waters

It was drizzling as I eneeded the beach, the only soul on the sands.  But the drizzle stopped and the clouds broke up and it warmed up. Out of nowhere people showed up. I walked with the wind for a spell and then back against the wind.  I spent some time sitting on a log just listening. What I’m here for.

shining down through the trees
the waxing moon

Photos on Flickr: todayall days

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