Here and There

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Irish Beach

Just got back from Irish Beach, about 20 miles away from Mendocino. We stayed in a house with some pals and enjoyed tidepools and finding sea glass. The weather started out pretty windy and foggy, which was bracing and made me feel like I was somewhere in Scotland on the moors. Then each day it got sunnier and sunnier. We went to the beach everyday, saw the most amazing tidepools ever. I had never seen so many different kinds of seaweed. All different rusty reds, irridescent dark greens, bright greens pinks and browns. When the pools were getting deeper and deeper all that seaweed that flopped around on the rocks just stood up and spread out and gently waved. It was a beautiful place and each pool was like a complicated garden. We found quite a few pieces of sea glass, brown, white and just a couple green and blue. It was a nice rhythym of sleep, eating and exploring. With a lot of reading and chatting thrown in. Started A Thousand Acres. Almost done.
It isn't hard to come back to regular life, but I certainly do enjoy relaxation in a beautiful spot such as that.
Thinking about Psalm 62 (man as a tottering wall)

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