Wednesday Wander – California Dreaming

It’s a short Wednesday Wander this week. The sickness bug has returned and taken over the entire household, all of us wandering around miserably, wishing it would go away. We live inland now, quite far from the ocean, and I do notice the difference in that things seem to linger, no fresh breezes or salt air sweeping through to clear away the sickness miasma.

And so my mind has wandered. To a place where the air is balmy, fresh with salt and Pacific breezes sweeping off a blue ocean. Where palm trees dance and seafood is served crisp and hot, fresh from the boats.

These shots were all taken the day we arrived in San Francisco just over two years ago, after a week spent in Vancouver and Seattle. We were about to start the next leg of our journey, heading down the California coast for my brother’s wedding.

We’d arrived, weary after a whirwind week, but excited to meet up with the rest of the family, who were flying in later that day. We checked into our hotel, then went to find food, a local restaurant offering excellent coconut prawns and a water view the perfect antidote to the bustle of airports and luggage and taxis, setting the scene for a wonderful week to come.

And it was my favourite time of day, as well. Sunset, the sky and sea reflections of each other, colours blending above and below. As we strolled back along the water to our hotel, I remember the feeling of warmth, within and without, and of happiness to be somewhere so wonderful with my favourite people in the world.

So, as I feel so rotten this week, I’ve decided to wander back there again. Thanks for coming on another Wednesday Wander with me – see you next time!


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15 thoughts on “Wednesday Wander – California Dreaming

    1. Thanks, Sue πŸ™‚ I hope we’ve got it all out of the way before Christmas *touches wood* One thing that’s cheered me up is I’ve just booked accommodation in Cerne Abbas for next June πŸ™‚ The place is already filling up, it seems!

      1. Yes – it ‘felt’ like the workshop I needed to attend next year, so I thought I’d book in early. Will send through the booking form soonish too πŸ™‚ And it may not be the only one I come to – just waiting to see…

      2. It would be wonderful to have you with us more than once πŸ™‚ But any time you can join us is good! there’s still a little church we need to see too whenever you are free …and flu-free πŸ™‚

      3. Thank you, Sue – I’m really looking forward to it and, if I can do a second weekend, I will. Both the ones I’ve attended have been so wonderful. Oh, and I’ve not forgotten the church, either – it will be lovely to go there with you… soon 😊

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