When a “Heat Advisory” for 80 degree weather is issued on a coast that rarely sees 70 you throw your to do list out of the window. We did just that this weekend. Living by the ocean really can be the best thing in the world and it’s even better when you wake up and have a day or two that feels like a vacation.
Our little beach town is so much different from the beaches I visited growing up. The coastline is cut by dramatic cliffs, made only more so when the fog rolls in to wrap them up in a cloud of mystery. But this weekend the wind slowed, the sun warmed, and the “bathing soup” came out for a glorious juxtaposition of the two kinds of beaches I love.
We pulled off 101 and made the short trek down to Moolack Beach eschewing the touristy crowds at our usual spots. At this point allow me to make one strong recommendation for your bucket list.
Experience a beach that feels as if it’s all yours.
It’s paradise no matter the weather.
The one constant out here? The Pacific waters where we are hover in the very crisp range of 50 and 55 degrees. It’s wet suit mandatory kind of cold. For me that means no water will be touching my toes. Abigail, however, splashed until her little lips were quivering.
There was even more splashing when Olivia, Ollie, and Bella the beach dog showed up.
Thankfully this Coast Guard Helicopter was not going to rescue us or our potentially hypothermic daughter.
Thank you Coast Guard!
If that wasn’t enough of a treat, we took our weekend to hot fudge sundae proportions when a trip to the valley resulted in a get together with friends we are missing and new running shoes for me!
Wagon Rides, of course!
Guard dog, Ella.
Oh and we did some of this, too.
Is it Friday yet?