When Nature Gives It’s Heart

When Nature gives its heart, be ready to be overwhelmed.

I found a heart-shape granite stone by a secluded beach during our random hike, or perhaps it found me. Nature mirrors what the heart can give, though many times, Nature gives so much more than we can reciprocate.

It doesn’t have a mark except an aluminum trash can and an electric post with 3 yellow horizontal lines.

How we ended there or how it found us still baffles me, but I am very grateful for Nature’s generosity.

I almost dropped the iPhone camera when I heard a distant scream, “Dad!”

While taking a picture from the road, I did not notice my son already run towards one of the end cliffs of a hiking trail. Too far for me to reach if…

Normally, I take the lead in our hiking adventures, making sure the path is safe or what lies beyond is exciting or scenic.

That day, he just made a run for it. No warning. No notification. Without a second thought, he leaped for his own spontaneity and adventure.

And what an amazing adventure it was. Far off better than mine that I was in a state of euphoria and delirium. Just chasing him wherever he hops and goes.

The adrenaline was pure, raw, youthful, fearless.

I forgot I was 50 and anytime now my ankles will twist, or I could slipped and there goes the leg or hip.

I was too high on Happiness to care or worry.

I didn’t see danger, just the version of Nature’s Disneyland, blinding fireworks and all.

Anyone felt like they are flying or teleporting from one place to the next? Kind of what I was feeling.

I was hovering. I was zooming. No fear of heights. No fear of falling and or drowning, that is if I accidentally have fallen into the deep ocean water.

We returned quick to the car for food. He told me, “Dad, I want to eat down there,” pointing at the lowest bottom rocks next to the crashing waves.

He wasn’t just looking for a place to eat with the best view but he was eyeing for the one with the best experience.

Oh, my! I raised a better, more extreme Adventurer and Explorer. Daredevil got activated.

So off we hiked down the cliff. The soil was very dry and slippery, so we decided to step on the steep rocks chiseled by Nature like they were stairway steps. We had to lean our bodies towards the middle inner part. It was too windy. Being blown off balance was highly possible. No plan of diving without my Speedos and Life Vest.

What happens next was unbelievable, and I thought I was already being overwhelmed.

To be continued…

Hanging on the edge awakens what is suppose to have been alive. Intensity and vividness should be felt every heartbeat but for most, we can’t because the heart got so callous and monotonous.

The heart can only be revived so many times. We make a run towards discovery and adventure when given a second chance. No wasting time. No second thoughts.

About Island Traveler

Just a Man too curious where his dreams will take him.
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89 Responses to When Nature Gives It’s Heart

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  2. Incredible photos! And an amazing adventure to go along with them. I’m very envious..


  3. What a lovely adventure! Beautiful photos!


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  5. Love Astrologer Baba G says:

    lovely photo


  6. Gibberish says:

    What a great place…so beautiful…and the heart shaped rock was just icing on the cake 🤩🤩


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  8. I like to travel too


    • I haven’t really travelled outside Northern California since the pandemic. Just lucky to be close to Nature an hour or so away. Day trips is my new travel normal and loving it. Also made me and family closer because it’s a passion we all share. Quality time that makes us happy is harder than we think and it needs effort. Very fortunate that something I enjoy is also giving me lots of quality , unforgettable family moments and memories. We all deserve our version of Heaven on Earth. Thanks.


  9. Juniela says:

    Nature has so much to offer. Tranquility and harmony as well as storms and restlessness depending on what you are looking for. I love being in nature


    • Nature has all that hope and fear but overall , I see it as a bearer of good just from personal experience. Nature is kindness and happiness that many people have a struggle of giving and being. Nature renews and heals our brokenness, may we do the same to save it. Thanks.


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  15. FrankFx says:

    nice article


  16. Jasrameshen says:

    It’s fantastic


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  18. amangwu85 says:

    Is there animals in the mountains


  19. sandrapheobe13 says:

    So Good


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  22. PeacocksPieces says:

    At first, I thought he had fallen over the cliff when you said “scream”, and I found myself thrown off when you continued a teeny bit after saying “to be continued”. Don’t know if these things were intentional. Love, love, love your descriptions and the excitement with which you tell your story.


    • The incident reminded me to never take things for granted and to always be conscious of our surroundings. Also to keep faith that our love ones will be alright and that God will watch and protect them always. It’s impossible to look after them all the time. As our kids grow up , they will wish for more independence, it’s just natural. Trusting them that they will make the right choices and be safe is very important. Thanks.


  23. ogaraderrick says:

    I can feel the excitement in every single word. Looks like you had a lot of fun there Big Man. Your son is such a vibe and that rock is definitely priceless.


    • We’re given moments like these to live the rest fully, meaningful, purposely. Circumstances, heartbreaks, stress can numb us , even loose our spark and joy, then all of a sudden, surprises that awakens and inspires. Thanks.

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  24. abenaakomeah says:

    A heart is all we need

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  26. samsahana says:

    “Nature’s Disneyland”- seems like it indeed! Such an amazing post. Your love for nature is so infectious. The pictures are incredible and I “felt”the adventurous vibes you were talking about. Great post! 😊🙏

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    • Nature and Family seems to be the only thing that makes sense and gives joy nowadays, at least for me. It has given me more fireworks in my heart more than an actual fireworks I’ve seen. Thanks.

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  27. It’s amazing how fearless kids are and it’s sometimes fun to get that feeling back, even for a second, when you’re an adult. Sounds like it was meant to be to find that beautiful heart-shaped rock. Looking forward to what happens next.

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  28. Yoly says:

    So beautiful, the pictures are breathtaking. I feel like I am there.

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  29. jryb29 says:

    All of these sceneries literally leave me speechless
    Beautiful photography! 💙

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  30. Wow what an exciting adventure you had and beautiful views for lunch. It just doesn’t get better than that. The photos are stunning 😍😍

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  31. ourcrossings says:

    I am glad to hear you had a great time exploring the wonderfully rugged coast 🙂 From the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, nature enhances our wellbeing and freely provides the essentials for our survival. That’s why it is ever-important that we do our due diligence in helping nature to thrive, however we can 🙂 Aiva xxx

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    • True and more important than ever. It is hard to see people continue to ignore pollution, Global Warming, over harvesting and killing our oceans and sea life. What we do to nature will come back a thousand fold. If we treat it right, it will give us so much more. Thank you.

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  33. Beautiful! I’ve had a few adventures like the one you describe. And, being 50-ish myself, it’s not easy keeping up with a much younger version of yourself!

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    • True. Our kids are great motivators to stay fit, healthy and be young at heart always. I’m enjoying the bonding with my 15 year old. Now I have a gym buddy and outdoor partner. I used to go to the gym and just do my own thing, same when going outdoors. It is nice to share a passion that becomes an adventure for the whole Family. Thanks.

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  34. This is really a very profound experience of yours. What a beautiful heart shaped rock. It reminded me of my experience , I got lost at the Salmon Creek water fall trail recently. As I walked back from the waterfalls I lost the trail and got lost in the woods. I shouted out loud for help for like very long, applying all my girls scouts wisdom , finally I could see some people down there walking and asked them to stay there until I scooted down on my behind through the leaves of oak trees. It was scary to be lost , but I made it. down to my parked car. Just sharing my story here.

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  35. lulu says:

    Heart rocks are love notes from god.

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  36. Ab says:

    Wow, what an experience! Those views are truly stunning and it must’ve felt nice to let your son take the lead this time, while also feeling and giving in to the rush and adrenaline of the moment.

    That is a great spot to have a lunch and the view and the atmosphere must’ve felt very calming.

    And that heart shaped rock is definitely a sign from the universe! 😃

    And what a tease to end on a cliffhanger! Look forward to finding out what happens.

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    • Thanks. This was just our adventure on one side of the our exploration. Too much to absorbed in one visit which makes me wish I can slow motion everything and enjoy it to the max. It’s my new favorite destination. I want to go back and this time see the details and just take my time. Find more heart shaped stones too. My son found a yellow egg shape stone. It was so cool.

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      • Ab says:

        You’ll have to share the yellow egg shape stone too! 🙂 I definitely want to visit these places when we make our way to California one day. You’ve done a great job piquing all of our interest in these beautiful spots! 😃

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  37. Wind Kisses says:

    “Nature gives so much more than we can reciprocate.” I love that! Beautiful photos. Donna

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    • It is true. Global warning, pollution, animals becoming extinct, plastics killing our ocean and its creatures, all because humans did not care and was too selfish. But hope we’re not too late to help nature heal again. Natures death is our death. Thanks.

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  38. Vinny says:

    What an amazing place.

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  39. kagould17 says:

    We have found heart shaped rocks on beaches all around the world. It is like they are looking for us. Stay well. Allan

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  40. chattykerry says:

    What a great place for a picnic!

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  41. Halbarbera says:

    Nature is all heart you just have to look to find it!

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