Monday, November 11, 2013

california adventure: grey whale cove

"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, bookis in the running brooks, sermons in stones and good in everything."
-William Shakespeare
It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend here in the Bay Area.  Having a very chilly, very foggy summer, it was so nice to enjoy the sunshine and leave home without a jacket.  As I have mentioned in a few other posts, I have been craving quiet time.  These last 2 days came as the perfect opportunity to recover from the previous months of traveling nonstop and preparing for the upcoming holiday craziness.

I spent Saturday focused on some adjustments to my blog.  I have neglected it over the last few months, and so I had been mulling over a few small ways to revamp it.  I hope that you like it and a few of the new features.

On Sunday, R, Moz and I took advantage of the sunshine and headed down to Pacifica to one of our favorite hiking spots, Grey Wale Cove.  It is follows the cliffs along highway 1 and overlooks the Pacific.  The trailhead is a short drive from our house and dog-friendly, so we will often come here for a quick hike.  It is often busy, but on this day we encountered only a few small groups enjoying the ocean air.  The landscape is dry and arid, but in November, the cliffs have a full rage of jewel tones along their sides.  

After a short hike, we headed across the highway to the Grey Whale Cove State Beach.  Out of all of us, I do believe Moz was craving it the most.  With it getting dark so early, he has definitely been having less chances to run around.  This was the perfect beach for him to run circles in the sand, though carefully avoiding the actual ocean. 

Living so close, I often forget the power the waves and salty wind can have over oneself.  The roar of the waves and the sun reflecting between rocks and water can put the mind at ease.  A reminder of something more powerful and as Shakespeare put so well, "good in everything".  

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