August 27, 2013

Travel Tuesday: California Dreaming

California Dreaming

“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” – Kate Chopin

After attending a lovely wedding in Newport Beach, CA a few years ago, my sister and I found ourselves with a little free time before we caught our flight home.  We convinced our hotel shuttle driver to drop us off at the nearest beach, which was well beyond the shuttle loop.   Our new hero took us to Corona del Mar beach, which turned out to be one of the loveliest beaches I have ever seen.  We had just enough time to walk along the water's edge as the sun set over the palm trees.   I still remember the gentle rush of the waves, the cool water on my feet and the sun like orange fire in the sky.  How wonderful is the ocean?  There is nowhere else but on the water's edge that I can so easily understand my place in this great, big world.  And how wonderful is an unexpected afternoon spent on such a beautiful beach?  At sunset, no less!  This is perfection.  Thanks again, hotel driver.  

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