These are some photos from the mini-roadtrip I took down the northern California coast back in January. I’m honestly still going through most of them actually, because while it was only a 3 day roadtrip, I still managed to take just a crapton of photos and i’ve not had the most time to look through all of them. So. They will eventually all be up on here, er….hopefully before I go off on some other trip and end up with yet more photos and it just becomes this endless never-ending cycle of photos that never get posted and I just drown under the weight of them all…. but anyways, positive thoughts!
These photos were taken while I was driving from Mendocino towards Bodega Bay on the last day of my trip. I was looking out towards the coastline, still not getting used to the intense beauty each curve of the highway offered, and happened to spot a deserted parking area, in the middle of rolling fields just in sight of the oceans edge… and for some reason it called to me, to stop,to explore for a bit. So I pulled in, grabbed my camera, tucked my car keys into my jeans and took a walk towards the edge. The quiet, gentle sway of the surrounding fields was a wonderful combination to the sounds of waves crashing onto rocks just further on. I was the only one there that day, no people as far as I could see, just the cars speeding by on the highway behind me and the ocean stretching out towards the horizon in front. It was a different kind of peace than the kind that settled in me when I wandered in the shadow of Mt Shasta at the beginning of that roadtrip, when I had felt elated and full of daring exhilaration. This was more quiet, a gentle glowing pocket in my chest, diffusing through my limbs and settling into my bones. I can still feel it, when I close my eyes and think back to that mid morning I spent there. I couldn’t pin in down on a map, the exact location, but moments like that, places found and so easily lost, its why I go on roadtrips. The ways you grow and change, small and simple things, they are just as important to me as landmarks on a city skyline, even if they’re harder to spot.