Admittedly, if I keep this up, I'll have to name it the Beach Walk Blog. I can't help it, though...it's just so tempting. It calls to me.
My friend Janette (who lived here as a teen back in the 70's) warned me that my kids would spend the rest of their lives trying to get back to the ocean after living here...
The other day she also referred to the ocean's healing properties. As she put it, "Like a netti pot...without the nasal incontinence." And I have to agree. There's just nothing like the sensations the ocean provides.
Today was a long walk. I started in the big parking lot between Araha Beach and the sea wall, walked to the end of the beach and then back to the parking lot...and then headed to the sea wall, and walked that clear to the fence. I've taken this walk before, but had never experienced this before:
I was alone along this stretch of the water. Suddenly, this cat jumped up from the sea side of the wall and sounded the alarm...
Suddenly, I was surrounded by loud, desperate cats.
I have to admit, I got a little panicky...
Until I realized that they weren't going for my throat.
There were even more behind this fence, in what looks like a rundown park.
They just hung out, looking disappointed I wasn't their crazy cat lady coming to feed them.
I made a clean getaway from the cat gang, and after awhile, came across this:
I'm not sure whether they were a church group, or this was a class party or what...but they were fun to watch.
Just thought I'd share a little clip with you...Enjoy!