rain is pattering on the cottage roof. i’m sitting in front of a roaring fire clattering out another missive from the north coast and thinking about my morning walk at glass beach. this is my 3rd visit and it’s no less spectacular than before.
at first you see nothing but small pebbles covering the beach, but as you get closer you realize you are walking on a sea glass carpet. almost as much as the glass itself, i love watching people intent on combing the beach for just the right pieces. dedicated hunters and gatherers dazzled by the selection. this morning there were only a few people looking and soon they were gone and i had the jeweled cove all to myself.
i’m not much of a collector, just a few pieces here and there. i was more interested in all of the giant mussel shells. i put some in the roomy pockets of my jacket. i will paint them into my sketchbook tonight. i found a lovely piece of an abalone shell, and various other treasures.
yesterday saw me at the pomo bluffs at sundown. earlier i walked along the lonely boardwalks of mackerricher state beach with its seals, tidepools, and chocolate colored sand. if you love walking by the water this is your place.
tonight i drove into fort bragg to check out the street light situation. i was bitterly disappointed to see glaring white led lights placed at regular intervals on all of the streets. who could possibly think it a good idea to flood the streets with garish light, i don’t know. i can’t live on light-polluted streets. if i relocate here it will have to be outside city limits. this is getting complicated.
what’s not complicated is the rain that’s falling heavily now outside. it’s the first rain i’ve experienced in at least 7 or 8 months. i’m going to snuggle up on the couch with one of my books. maybe a cat will start mewing at the door and need to be let inside. one can hope!