Glad To Be Lost

Some get lost on purpose to find themselves. Some get lost to gain back the World that was taken away from them. Some get lost because they are lost.

One of the Beaches by Davenport. I usually choose a trail less traveled. Got nothing to do with COVID. Just a personal choice and comfort.

I requested 10 days off work, but only got 2 days of opportunity to be lost. I thought a few hours wasn’t enough, but it turned out it was just the right amount of time to feel content , connected and restored.

Long time ago, a ship full of blown glass sank close to Davenport Beach during a storm. Polished Glass Collectors come to this beach to dig their treasures. I saw two families digging that afternoon. My Treasure was the beach itself. Besides, I knew a beach where I don’t have to dig Polished Glass, I just picked them up on the sand surface as I walk.

Last day of Freedom. Wife stayed in the car, while I ventured to Laguna Creek Beach. I didn’t know if I wanted to do a long hike or just walk a bit by the beach. I didn’t even know my destination was Laguna Creek Beach until I decided to park where there were less cars by the side of the highway.

The views and adventures are different depending on the starting point, left, right or middle.

Standing a few feet from the Ocean, I decided to go for quiet isolation. Behind the cove on my right side looked secluded, so I walked towards it.

At the corner of my eye, I spotted a Nudist, so I kept walking forward. Then, just behind a huge boulder of rock, I spotted what looked like a secluded beach. When I reached it, another Nudist was already there. So, I back down a bit and found a small space with rock formations that separates me from the World of other People. It was just the right comfortable isolated space to be alone.

My left corner.

I took off my shirt for some Sun, closed my eyes and just listened to the Waves and everything around me. I took deep breathes to inhale all things good, and exhaled all things negative.

The scent of the air was a mix of fresh Ocean salt and faint sweet Cannabis. Not a surprise, Marijuana smell is very common in Outdoor California. Made me even more relaxed and chilled.

My right corner.

I can feel the wonderful warmth of the Sun soothing my skin. I imagined I was glowing. Perhaps I was. I was blissfully lost. Glad and grateful to be lost.

The middle where I sat and where I gladly surrendered all.

I found me in my own simple, dreamy, naive, peaceful little World. I was in my sanctuary. I was enjoying coziness in my safe, happy place. I savored every moment down to the last second.

The crashing waves and the weather elements eventually won. A big piece of the rock fell off revealing the beauty and vulnerability within. I saw and appreciated its entirety. I was thankful that it allowed me to observe it in its fragile, naked state.

It welcomed me, a stranger in its World without fear, paranoia and hesitation. Complete trust, a rarity today. We sat next to each other silent. We didn’t need any words to relate. We understood each other well. We love the same Ocean. We dreamt of similar hopes. That’s all that matters.

Omicron sounds like it came from a Sci-Fi Transformer Movie. Who name this Variants? Enough of the scare tactics and news media over kill. We need to live again as normal as we can. We’d been feeling lost, angry and confused for far too long. It gets really old.

We all wander. Some for adventure. Some for answers. Others to feel lost in a World where we make sense, and things make sense. Strange? Haven’t we all been living strangely?

About Island Traveler

Just a Man too curious where his dreams will take him.
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20 Responses to Glad To Be Lost

  1. My Rollercoaster Journey says:

    Sounds magical, except for the nudists 😆

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  2. notinmybackyardmatey says:

    Were you not tempted to stalk the nudist

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    • No, kind of embarrassing to stare, though I don’t think they are bothered by it. In Bakers Beach SF, nakedness is a usual scene and can be as interesting as the Golden Gate.


  3. Beautiful captures. The beach looks divine. Sorry to hear that you didn’t get the 10 days off that you initially requested, but it’s still nice to have some time off though. Looks like you made the most of it.

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  4. SamSahana says:

    Wonderful photographs as always.
    I love the quote at the beginning “Some get lost to find themselves.”
    Another amazing adventure! Thanks for sharing with us the beauty of what you saw.

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  5. Ab says:

    Your photos are very lovely and what a beautiful beach. You caught the sun at its golden best and love the way the light bounces off the rocks, sand and shimmering water.

    It’s too bad work only gave you 2 days off but it sounds like you made the most of it. It just means you have 8 more days to enjoy in the future!

    Getting lost to be lost and to find yourself again is one of the best forms of self care. Good for you for making the time for it!

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    • Thanks Ab. These are the moments I truly look forward to find myself and for the much needed self care. Balance is everything and we do what we can to harmonize most before we go back to giving ourselves again to People and the World.


  6. Wind Kisses says:

    Your world are always spot on with the additions of your stunning photos. Donna

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  7. Great pictures, especially if you live somewhere where it’s cold right now.

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  8. Notes says:

    Thanks for sharing the thoughts within.

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