More adventures in the Outer Richmond, Monterey, and the East Bay, as well as a visit from my best mate’s parents.
22.02.2026: I walked along the beach, feeling the sand underfoot and the wind on my face. I watched a young girl displaying her joy being by the water, jumping and shouting into the wind.
I saw a family with a very old Labrador, who was acquainting their new Labrador puppy with the fetching the ball from the water. I saw a seagull pecking at the various bits and pieces that had washed up along the tideline, in search of dinner. I tried to commit the colours and the sounds to memory.
23.02.2016: Posted at a ridiculous time of the morning. I can’t sleep, and even if I could it’s just one of those days. I can already feel it. And there’s no way to ride the wave of insomnia today because I know it’s going to be a big one with meetings and events and all of the pesky things I am not interested in.
24.02.2016: A little reminder that you will come and go in the blink of an eye, but these rocks have been here an eternity, and will probably stay for another.
25.02.2016: Found object, on grass.
Thanks, Hannah. You’re real swell.
26.02.2016: Remnants of a pastry I was almost unable to procure because the girl behind the counter was unable to understand me.
“And a bear claw, please.”
“No, bear claw.”
It took someone translating for me to get what I wanted. It was frustrating, and I don’t get it too much anymore, but it drives me nuts. I can only imagine how frustrating it would be having a thicker accent.
27.02.2016: A moment of respite. There were no cars, just the sounds of birds chirping as though they were reclaiming the business park under the big blue sky for themselves.
28.02.2016: Took Phil and Marg out today for an adventure. In the three or four times I’ve met them when they’ve visited SF, we’ve had very downtown-centric adventures. But today, I took them out to the Lands End trail and to visit the beaches. It was a good walk with plenty of great conversation, even though it was a little grey.