Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 2, 2011 – Pacific

The Pacific Ocean was living up to its name today. Well, at least here in Northern California. It was hard to imagine a monster typhoon was hitting Queensland on the opposite side of the Pacific Ocean.

It was extraordinarily calm and clear today. Driving up Route One, above Stinson Beach the Farallon Islands popped on the horizon. 27 miles away, the islands deceivingly looked like an easy jaunt. This was the ocean Magellan dubbed Pacifico. Later that afternoon we strolled on the beach at Limantour. Calm and quiet — a bit warmer and it would have felt like the tropics. Winter is always worth a few trips to Point Reyes. The afternoon light and the crisp, clean air always renew me. Now on to February…

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