“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
I like to walk on the beach any time of year and winter can be a great time to go beach walking. We've been stuck under a cloud of fog for about a week. Last week, as I was driving home from my classes at the college, I couldn't see more than two feet in front of me while driving because the fog was so thick.
Finally, the sun broke through yesterday while I was in yoga class. We were doing our last few "Ommms" to end the class and the place filled with light! My husband and I went outside after the class and he said, "This is a day we should not miss! Let's go to Discovery Park."
We had a bite to eat at the huge grocery store near the yoga studio. They have an outstanding salad bar. Then we headed out to Discovery Park in Seattle. One thing I absolutely love about living in Seattle is the fact that we are in a city, yet it often feels like we are in some remote location on an island somewhere when we go to the parks in the area. The truth is, all the photos in this blog post were taken in Seattle!
The sun was high and the fog was finally gone. It seemed like all Seattleites were finally breaking free from their cocoons they had been in. People were wandering around along the seaside just staring at the mountains, ocean, and beach in awe.
I walked slowly along the shore, soaking in the sun. I listened to the waves roll in. They were big round rolls that didn't break until they got to the shore. A flock of seagulls squawked above my head and I could see both the sun and the moon at the same time.
The weather in Seattle is mild. We usually get quite a bit of rain in the winter, but often only have about a week or so of snow each winter. The weather was around 45 degrees for our walk. We were happy to finally see the sun again and we were particularly happy to be beach walking in winter!
Do you like to go to the beach? Where do you like to go? Have you ever been beach walking in winter?