So this whole posting something everyday lark really just isn’t working out very well! My laptop is caput so I have to blog at work, and occasionally I have to work at work too. But I guess I’ll just keep counting down because it’s fun.

7. The ocean makes me happy.

I love going downtown to the pier when it’s hot and there’s lots of people around to hang out and people watch and just walk or ride bikes. When I was younger, one of my favorite things was when we’d all go camping down at the beach and we’d get up early and go looking for sand dollars while my dad fished, and then have “jalama burgers” for lunch.

There’s also this little cove area just off the highway here that you have to hike down to but it’s so beautiful and quiet. I love going there when it’s bright and sunny and warm. But what I really love is going there when it’s just a little overcast and just relaxing, or going late in the day and having a bonfire and making s’mores. Once the guys went “hunting” mussels but we were advised by some surfers to not trying eating them. It was a funny day.

There’s just something about water that has always been so soothing and relaxing to me.

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.
Loren Eiseley


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