Posts Tagged ‘bodega’

Bliss at the Beach

Monday, May 28th, 2012

I’m a pretty lucky gal and on a day like yesterday, I’m reminded just how fortunate I am.  My family and I live near the coast but we still have to travel half an hour to see it.  It’s a beautiful drive but when we arrive, most of the time it’s foggy and cold (to be expected in Northern California) but lucky for us, yesterday was not!  Yesterday the family spent a blissful afternoon out at Bodega, repeating the same kite and clam chowder adventure we do several times a year.

surf

 

I have both a love and fear of the ocean.  I’m drawn to the visual beauty and rhythmic sounds of the surf beating on the sand, but the power of the ocean still frightens me since I almost drowned in it as a young girl after I was caught in an undertow.  I’ve snorkeled in deep water but I refuse to swim in the waves, and yet I still can’t resist the allure of a beautiful Northern California coastline.

cali coast

 

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Kites and Clam Chowder at the Coast

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

I get a hankering for the sand between my toes several times a year, then I quietly suggest to the fam that we head out to the beach, and it takes no convincing at all.  They race for their sandals and towels and can’t get into the car fast enough, then off to Bodega we go !

We happen to be lucky enough to live about thirty minutes from the Northern California coastline, so after a big weekend of gardening and home improvement, we decided to take a Sunday afternoon out at the coast to fly some kites and stop at our favorite seafood restaurant for the best clam chowder in the county.   

sand between toes

Bodega is fantastic in spring and fall, but incredibly foggy and cold in the summer, a lot like the weather in San Francisco.  So we head out the the coast as much as we can in April, May, September and October. 

I just love trails through sand dunes and coastal grasses. 

Inhale.  Breathe deeply.  Smell the salty air.  Life is good. 

coastal walk

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