Tag Archives: Nature

What’s It Like At The Top?

I get envious when I see someone on top of this hill by Carmel along HWY 1. The view from its highest point must be magnificent. And the feeling, must be incredible. So I tried a few times, but keep … Continue reading

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Maisie’s Peak

Destination is the trophy. Experience is the prize. Wasn’t sure if my son will go with me for a major 3 hour Saturday hike with friends, but just before he slept, he confirmed he will. It was his first group … Continue reading

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Capturing Alive

To capture Alive, I leaned my chest towards the end of a massive boulder. What was I thinking? Inch even closer. Wasn’t Alive enough, so I moved a few more inches just a shy away from plunging into the deep … Continue reading

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When Nature Gives It’s Heart

When Nature gives its heart, be ready to be overwhelmed. 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 … Continue reading

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McWay Falls

When the tides are high at McWay Creek in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, an incredible 80-foot-tall waterfall dives gracefully into the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can only admire it from afar. The distance between humans and nature keeps it pristine … Continue reading

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Monastery Beach, Ethereal and Unexpected

It never captured our fancy until the day weather intervened. Every time we take a day trip to Big Sur, there’s this beach just before Point Lobos that seems ordinary yet often has lots of people in it. Didn’t understand … Continue reading

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Garappata Beach, Chameleon of Beaches

Today, we get to experience Summer that is truly us. For a moment nothing else matters except him, her, me and the beach we love. In my native tongue, Garappata means tick or parasite. First verbal reaction, “Eeew,” followed by … Continue reading

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Big Sur Amazing Happened

What would we do when all we have is now? Do we wait for amazing to happen ? Or we make amazing happen? Wednesday, we woke up late but the day was too beautiful to waste. So we hurriedly had … Continue reading

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Lone Bunker by the Sea

A lone Bunker sits strong and proud facing the sea. It withstood war, storms, even the near apocalypse. It witnessed many stories but never told a soul. It doesn’t complain. It’s just quiet, listening, observing, non-judging, too trusting. It welcomes … Continue reading

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Off The Grid Summer

The best Summer is discovering something no one else has. The best adventure is finding something beautiful that is just ours. Celebrating our First Days of Summer with the familiar and the favorites. First adventure destination is just off Carmel … Continue reading

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Strawberry Picking Back in California Post Markedly Reduced Covid Pandemic

Signs of normalcy more than a year of COVID-19 Pandemic No-No Rules and Restrictions are back in California. How do I know that? Well, we can pick strawberries now without masks and with our bare hands. Of course, ideally it’s … Continue reading

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4 Mile Beach of Anti-Stress

First visit was for me. Second visit was for us. Both, a beautiful thrilling Nature revelation that is special and personal. Who can ever forget their first time…in everything? Who would have taught second time is just as good and … Continue reading

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