August 10, 2008
little exploding wave
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photo by Donald Kinney
O.k., I'll admit -- I'm spoiled... For me, going to the ocean is as easy as getting in the car and stepping on the gas... And yes, it IS a gas -- I never get tired of it, and it is always a different experience.
On Friday I was in the mood, so off I went at 5PM -- out to one of my favorite beaches -- the south-west part of Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands, not far from the Golden Gate Bridge -- but a million miles away from civilization in my minds eye...
Being the unsociable hermit that I am, I enjoy avoiding the crowds... The main part of Rodeo Beach is usually littered with people and surfers, so I chose to take the steep trail to the harder to get to, but isolated portion of the beach that is normally blocked from the other end of the beach by the tides. I had a fine time snapping seabirds, glistening wet sand, foamy waters, kelp and seaweed, driftwood, and of course -- the ceaseless waves... I had a fine time...
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