We recently explored an area outside of Trinidad, CA about a 20 minute drive from our house. Between the wind blowing steady, the waves churning and crashing below us and the uneven ground, all of my senses were wide awake. The power of the ocean was palpable as I sat at the edge of the last bits of solid ground before a drop off into the churning wild waters.
Where I want to sit down to feel a little more steady and grounded while taking in all the sounds and surges, my boys don’t stop moving. Their little feet barely keeping up with their eyes darting from one edge to the next. It is terrifying! Luckily, my husband finds ways to slow their stride. Soon we won’t be able to keep up with them at all. We were all impacted by this experience, we are still talking about it.
This place is locally called, the blow-hole. When the tide is coming in the waves funnel up between a perfectly placed crack and the spray is launched 40 feet in the air. I am happy to say it wasn’t high tide when we were there, I don’t think my heart could have handled it. The views down here are sure worth the excitement though.
**This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme, “Landscape”, you can find more entries HERE.
Love this! Reminds me of the rugged coast in Ireland. Without the trees.
Hello! Thank you, I haven’t been to Ireland but I have seen photos. I agree 🙂 It is quite a lovely coast.
For me , it reminds me of the beautiful emerald coast of Bretagne. It is surprising how much beauty can be found so close. Love the rocks and the waves breaking on them…
Elvira, I had to google Bretagne and yes, I see the resemblance there as well. I am in awe at the vast beauty that surrounds where we live. This is a view fit for a hard fought vacation, not somewhere I am used to visiting 20 min from my front door. I am thankful everyday and so grateful my boys get the experience of such places on a weekly basis. Thank you!
Ahhhhh. Love it!
🙂 Thank you, Laura. I am always impressed by this view!
You’re welcome. Such gorgeous country!
How awesome to be able o experience this the whole family together!
The tide scares me a little bit. I haven’t been around the ocean so much, so I don’t understand the rhythm go the tide. I’m always afraid that I’m going to get a horrible surprise..sort of.
Beautiful place! Thank you or sharing the story, that definitely made the whole experience deeper, and more intense.
We always check the tide charts before heading out. And, the sneaker wave forecast too. We would not have gone down here if tides were high, no way! I am happy you enjoyed the story 🙂 I love adventures! And I can totally relate to your post on wanting to give nature experiences to your daughter. It is such an important priority for me too. I can see so many benefits for them already. Living here adds so much!
Thank you, Cybele. That is what I say every time I get here 🙂
Just beautiful Carrie! I love the CA coast!
I know you do, Laura 🙂 Glad to have a fellow blogger so appreciative of this coastline. I swear I pinch myself every time we get here.
I do the same! I can’t stop talking about how beautiful it is. I’m hoping late this summer we will get up north!