when life is a beach…enjoy it!

A day on the beach with a friend – hiking for miles, walking barefoot, spotting seals, listening to the waves crashing… a heaven for the body and mind. This is what one needs every now and then (at least I do).

Add there a warm, sunny weather, a follow-up hike up in the mountains amongst the giant redwoods, a heavenly Italian dinner with friends – and it is a day to remember! It’s almost time to say again goodbye to California and I’ll savour these fun memories in months to come.

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Friends waiting for a little snack…

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Soft, warn sand is calling bare feet to walk on it

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Oh that colour of the sea – just amazing

beachside eye candy

Some beach-side eye candy (of house kind)

cute little stuff...

The plants are nicely spreading across the pretty little bridge

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Mysterious smoky mountains on the background

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Calm after the storm that rooted this plant?

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Warmer water pocket – but no tide pool creatures found here

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Phase 2 of the plan did not quite work out as it was high tide, and most of the beach was closed off for the seals…maybe next time I manage to spot an ochre star out in the nature…

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Sadly the marine reserve is a no-collecting zone – they had the prettiest sea shells here – I haven’t seen anything like these on other beaches

Redwood loop

Next stop – a walk up the mountain in the shadows of the giant redwoods – so impressive. And all along a pretty little stream


Giant tree, giant roots. I wonder why this made me think Lord of the Rings…

Redwood walk

Autumn is clearly coming to the woods. So pretty everywhere!

Banana slug

Look, there’s a chili pepper! No dear, it’s a banana slug…Everyone, meet my new friend slugsy

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