As is usual for this time of the year, I spent the first part of Saturday morning filling a slew of Soundabet orders and racing to get them off to the post office before they empty the big steel collection box in the lobby. Sarah got caught up at her office. We actually ran into each other at the post office along with a bunch of other Sebastopudlians trying to duck in under the wire.
In the afternoon we hiked along the southern portion of the Kortum Trail from Shell Beach to Wright's Beach. The weather was splendid, a dramatic mixture of sun, fog, and clouds that changed from moment to moment. At times the sea was really dark and it would seem almost wintry, then, moments later, a bright blue opening in the sky would appear and voila: summer again!
We stayed back from the water's edge on Wright's Beach which is among the most dangerous beaches on the whole California coastline. Sneaker waves, cold water, and a steep drop off make it particularly hazardous.
We intended to take a hike today as well, but got started on the boxes in the livingroom and next thing you know we're cleaning out the hardware drawers in the kitchen and straightening up the garage... and then it was time for me to go to a dharma study meeting hosted by Robin Cohen (the woman we met at Spirit Rock, Ted). I really liked the group and it looks like some of their members will join the Society of Friends meeting at our house. Yeah!