Thursday, January 12, 2017

When It Stopped Raining...

... the sun came out, and we took a ride up the coast about ten miles to Luffenholz Beach to see the king tide. We had promised ourselves that we would do that, after we had walked the beach at a minus tide last July. This is what it looked like then on that foggy summer day.
On Wednesday it looked so different. The waves were crashing against the rocks and flocks of gulls hugged the surf.
Our timing was really wonderful because a rainbow appeared arcing above Trinidad Head. How cool is that? I know you know how happy that made me! And if that wasn't enough, this is how Wikipedia describes Trinidad Head: Trinidad Head is composed of metamorphosed gabbro embedded in the surrounding Franciscan melange, topped with Pleistocene sands and gravels. (Does that not sound like the most delicious earthy dessert?)
It felt so good to get out there and sniff the ocean air and hear this incredible heartbeat of our earth as it moved in a gravitational dance with the moon and sun.
We could see for miles, and it was beautiful in every direction. It was the very best way to spend an hour in the sunlight after a week of storms.

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  1. Oh wow those are great shots Robin. I love to see photos of the ocean. We have had so many storms but it looks good there! cheers.

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    1. Nora-- It's been quite a stormy winter, hasn't it. Any day of sunshine is a great day for a walk!

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  2. Looks a wonderful place to be, no one around other than you and nature, Blissful. I'm envious especially as we have snow to look forward to

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    1. Bill-- It is such a wild wonderful blissful place to be! Wow, it really surprises me that you're going to have snow. Brrrr... Take care there.

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  3. Rather reminiscent of the coast of Cornwall with its sea stacks and crashing waves. A great place to wander.

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    1. John-- Now I want to see photos of Cornwall! I'm going to go googling around for that. Sea stacks!

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  4. That is all so beautiful, Robin, I can almost smell the sea air.

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    1. Sabine-- So glad you liked this. I hope it contributes to your healing.

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  5. RAINBOW! That, my dear, is a reward for all your patience through days of storm. Those photos show a day of such glorious beauty, I would give so much to be there.
    As I was reading the description of Trinidad Head, I thought it sounded like cuisine, so I laughed to see you had the same idea.

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    1. CCorax-- It was quite a beautiful day, and the rainbow was such a welcomed surprise. Yes, Trinidad Head is quite a delicious dessert, any time of the day.

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  6. What a marvelous place to watch, smell and listen. Makes it easier to push aside all the din of mankind we are being bombarded with daily. Ahhh, makes me miss the peace of the ocean.

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    1. Patti-- This is the best balance to the absurd din of mankind these days. Such crazy times we are in. Truly crazy.

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  7. Beautiful photos. I have been thinking about the beach and possibly renting a house down there but we are into lambing now; so it will be awhile.

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    1. Rain-- The ocean is an incredibly calming place to be. We appreciate it so much. It's one of the reasons we left the foothills.

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    2. I've read there is a reason it's calming and it's ozone. A lot of people go there after a divorce to find their peace.

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    3. Rain-- True, it is the ozone!

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  8. Wow! Thank you for these photos this morning. The North Coast is so beautiful in winter when the sun shines. I can feel in my heart what it feels like to be there. Just felt myself walking in the redwood forest in the winter, too. All senses alive and grateful.

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    1. am-- When it is a warm(ish), it sure is beautiful out there. And truthfully, the coast is stunning all the time. It's been a while since we took a walk in the redwoods here. Maybe in spring when the sunlight and fog is filtering threw those giants.

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  9. Lovely images; a dose of sun and salt air.

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    1. isabelita-- So glad you liked them. Thank you.

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  10. Isn't it great to see the sun and blue sky after a lot of rain. As much as we need rain here, and as much as I like the mist and fog, a clear sky does something for me.

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    1. Mark-- It is so GREAT to see the sun and blue skies. You know how much I like atmospheric optics which depend on water droplets and ice, I still love a clear blue sky too.

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  11. So beautiful! What an amazing place.

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    1. Colette-- It's one of the reasons we moved back to the coast from the Sierra foothills. This ocean is amazing.

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