The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


This gull was all alone just sitting there enjoying the view.

He seems to like it that way.

 It is fascinating to think this huge mass of rock was once part of the greater land mass which it has parted from and the connecting land between is slowly eroding away.  It too sits alone.  With that huge fissure running down the side someday it will split in two.  Now wouldn't that be an event to behold?


  1. An event to behold certainly - though I wouldn't recommend sticking around to wait for it!
    It's a magnificent stretch of coastline.

  2. these are beautiful. rough terrain, choppy waters, but beautiful.

  3. I glanced back through your series of coastal posts. So beautiful! I love the solitary artist at work.

  4. Did you hear about the arch at Tennessee Valley in Marin? Someone was actually there just for fun, but was a geologist and had a video camera to boot:

  5. Here's a link to his blog post, which unfortunately doesn't seem to have the video anymore:

  6. I can't help but wonder what the gull is thinking...if he thinks at all. Is he watching for something or just taking a break, etc.

  7. Beautiful looking beach. Reminds me of the ones near Eureka.

  8. of course the gull likes to take in the view all by noisy neighbors to muck it up!


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