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My most precious gift for my birthday last month was a road trip to the Lost Coast. I have been there several times before, but this time was very special. I took many photos. The photo above is from a hike my friend and I did, on the morning of my birthday. It was cold, and the light was magical. Even though the ocean wasn’t still, it was rather silent, compared to the storm we admired the night before.

Have you hiked the Lost Coast? I haven’t hiked the whole coast line yet, but it’s definitely on my bucket list! I’m a great swimmer, but the power of the ocean is something I have a lot of respect for. I’m mesmerized by it’s beauty, and terrified of its powers. I would not feel comfortable living close to the ocean, but I enjoy visiting very much. I’ve spent the majority of my life at higher elevation, and the mountains are calling my soul. When I do go to the ocean I enjoy it tremendously, and it’s a great adventure. If you had to choose a place to live the rest of your life… would you choose the ocean? Or the mountains? Or maybe the city?

Enjoy this beautiful new week ❤

Love,

Ms Zen

 

 

The Lost Coast

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I celebrated my birthday last week, by going on a road trip to Humboldt County. The trip was a birthday gift, and I can’t think of a more precious gift for an adventurer/avid hiker/photographer (me..lol) than time together on a road trip, to one of the worlds most amazing places, with nothing more on the agenda than to enjoy and have fun. It was a magical weekend; with lots of laughter, an abundance of good food/local wines, and of course hiking at the Lost Coast.

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I would go as far as saying that it was my happiest birthday so far. Which makes me very excited about the year to come!

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We experienced all kinds of spectacular weather; foggy mornings, rain, sun, cloudy skies, clear skies, winds, waves, low tide, and high tide. My friend and I literally used every minute of daylight that there was, by getting up and going outside long before the sun was up, both Saturday and Sunday.

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Some cheeky waves, brought the tide in faster than we imagined they would. We actually made a rookie mistake and got trapped by some growing tide pools the first morning. Nothing scary, but we had to wade through them. It was more of an adventure. We were close to land. (I don’t take it lightly, I have a lot of respect for the ocean.)

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The tide pools grew fast on the first part, of our first hike. I took this photo (above) after safely wading through them, getting up on a sand dune. My hiking boots stayed dry 🙂

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.

– James Gates Percival

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On Sunday, our last day, the tide was low. The beach transformed into a different world, full of beautiful drift wood and seashells. I picked the three most beautiful seashells to bring home to my daughter. She was thrilled. My heart is bursting with gratitude that I once more got to experience this beautiful part of our State.

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You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.

Roman Payne

I took hundreds of photos, and I’ll share more later. I still have plenty of photos to edit from the road trip in the beginning of last week (gorgeous wild horses in Nevada, and a beautiful day in Lake Tahoe.) Life is good here in northern California. I hope your week is everything you wish for so far.

Love,

Ms Zen