Pacific Coastal Joys

BoatsAstoria

Have you ever wanted to fill your heart

with the sights and sounds of the great Pacific ocean along the coast from San Francisco to Seattle? It’s a long and arduous trip by car, and thank heavens I am blessed with thoughtful and competent daughter who arranges everything, and whose husband enjoys driving. Otherwise it could be a muddle of missed diversions, midnight arrivals in foggy, unfamiliar and isolated villages along California’s redwood-darkened coast. Instead, it was a dream come true.
Mercifully she had planned distances each day, sites worth stopping for and attractive airplane museums (two of them) enough saturate even the most passionate fans – well almost. Try tearing it an airplane fanatic away because (a) mom is buckling at the knees, or (b) stomachs are beyond grumbling – they’ve gone into howling mode.
Testing the limits is good, I tell myself. Makes you stronger, and indeed it does.
The triumph of seeing so much of the Pacific coastline in one fell swoop – something I would never undertake alone – sea faring without actually being on the sea. The thrill of hanging around harbors, watching freighters load for their long trans-oceanic journey, of hearing their hoots and ships warnings, the tang of the ocean freshening the air, it delights a sea-junkie like me to the bone. Leaning over a hotel balcony watching and hearing fishermen leave at 5:30 AM, multiple rods in hand, full of hope and expectation as they head out to see in the apricot dawn of late August – heaven!

    Stop in:
    Fort Bragg
    Klamath
    Florence
    Astoria
    Seattle, Washington
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About helenscribe

Helen is a long-time writer, with experience in both fiction and non-fiction. Her latest fiction, an English cozy mystery "The Domino Deaths" is available on Amazon. She is also an amateur painter and sailor.
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