My sister & I drove 5 hours northward up the grey coastal routes. Down highways that mirrored the sky. Flotillas of high clouds traveled with us. Through lovely mountain passes heavy with fog. All the way to here. A wild little bit of coast with stormy coves and inlets. Wet trails overlooking tidepools. Rain or no rain it's all good along the California coast.
At least we thought so. Dottie & I. Tucked into a small inn with an ocean facing room . Reading through the storm. A fireplace for heat. The roar of the ocean just outside. Warming up then back outside to walk along that rollicking Pacific. Whitecaps shining in the dark night. And whether it's in sunshine or rain, arriving at the shore is always a homecoming of sorts.
something I loved from A Tale of Two Cities…
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!
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Saucy Chick Sherry says
Hello Miss Mary Ann Moss. Blessings and a magical memory making holiday season to you and your posse.
welcome Home Moss Cottage, The pictures of you and your sis are so darn cute!:) Aw the adventures you both must of had and your dreams atnight of sea fairing women and there dreams. Couldnt be more profound. Where you were looked so beautiful. I can here the ocean sounds as I write.
We have just a few days till santa comes were you good for Santa thisyear:)
Well my dear so glad your safe and sound but having to leave the ocean is a hard one to do.
jeanette, mistress of longears says
sounds like heaven!
Susie LaFond says
The quote is awesome; I can see a journal page forming or maybe a canvas, hmmmmmmm so I hope you 2 make it home safe and sound and that you are both high and dry…I keep seeing all these reports about all the rain CA is getting and find myself thinking about you and hoping your little corner of the world is OK.
Any time at the coast is wonderful. Lucky you. Love the photos, especially the one of the rolling surf.
I love that sort of weather and sea. Reminds me of my time at the North Sea in England. A fierce water.
ellen kelley says
Yes, yes and yes again on the quote.
I love the pictures and may I say, that it “Gladdens My Heart” that you and your sister are so beloved to each other.
(Dear E.W. was not able to be there frolicking in the waves. She truly wanted to, but at her advanced age, she needs a bit of warmth and the hot water bottle just makes for inefficient swimming. She will make it up soon. The earth is turning, light will abound soon..well, later than sooner. She has patience, hope and wine.)She sends regards and love.
I think that quote from Dickens explains why we like to ride or walk in the night and see the lights on in rooms in other people’s houses. There are secrets there, as there are in each of us.