So, this is beach weather—even here, we’re having 70-75 degree days and summer this year, so far, is pleasant rather than the scorcher it was last year. We live on the coast—we have inlets here, which come in from the ocean, and also the coast proper which buttresses against the Pacific ocean.
The beaches here on the ocean coast are mostly rocky—with a few exceptions. And the water’s cold and choppy, with a lot of dangerous rip tides. There are places people can surf, but even in summer, the surfers often wear wet suits. There’s something about the briny smell of salt water that makes me feel clean (magickally, salt water is very cleansing), and clear.
One of my favorite places is up on the Strait of Juan de Fuca—around Port Townsend. (Where I set the first Fly by Night book—Flight From Death). The beaches are sandy in some places, easily accessible, and the Strait is beautiful. It comes in off the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound filters down from it (see map). So, here are a few pics from the beach up at Port Townsend.
Do you get to the water often (ocean, lake, river, pond…doesn’t matter)? If so, where’s your favorite spot?