But the well of words is running dry...so is it possible to wane philosophical?
So will I wane.
We arrived at Pacific Dunes RV Resort ("resort" is a stretch) on Labor Day after driving our truck with RV attached the 1000+/- miles through New Mexico, Arizona and the hot, empty part of California. I am embarrassed to say that Leon did 90% of the driving on the trip.
I am not entirely comfortable towing a camper, but I do it... and my limit behind the wheel is about three hours. I don't know how truckers drive for hours...it is SO boring.
I am a fidgety passenger...looking at maps, googling on the phone, munching, replenishing Benni's water bowl.
So we arrived and parked the rig, then went for a hike over the dunes to the Pacific which is the several mile long section of Pismo Beach State Park.
Unfortunately it was a holiday (the last time we were here it was a week after Labor Day) and the mass of heterosexual Americans were out being toxically masculine.
This fact struck me as there was recently a study suggesting that the "cause" of homosexual "behavior" is not completely genetically determined. Which I thought was based an a totally flawed supposition (behavior vs orientation) and it was never asked whether heterosexuality is genetically determined.
Well all the (presumably) heterosexuals were out behaving as if they were genetically programmed to race ATVs, trucks and RVs as recklessly as possible along the beach making as much noise as traffic on an Interstate highway.
Do these people know what a quiet walk on the beach is?
I wasn't about to let the commotion stop me from getting my salt water "fix" so I did get in the water for a brief baptism.
One excellent thing about California are the numerous and easy access to the beach and the ocean. We checked out a few of those access points, but were often disappointed with what we found. Although not typical, this beach at the Air Force base gave one something to philosophize about.
Seems the punishment for disturbing the plovers is more severe than for some crimes of violence against a human being.
Just a note that as far as clothing optional beaches go, Pirates Cove is so not-gay and so not-friendly; not like the old Moonstone Beach in Rhode Island or Sandy Hook in New Jersey or Boys Beach in Provincetown.
|Leon at Pirates Cove|
|Linguine Tutti Mare|
Just a few photos
|Benni in His (maybe) Prize-winning Portrait|
|Avila Beach - Best Dog-Friendly Beach Ever|
Sand, Sun, Salt Water. Heaven.
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