2010/02/06

Fresh breezes blowing

While much of the continent is dealing with Winter, we are having such a mild bunch of days that it feels like the beginning of spring. The Oregon coast was drizzly ... or sprinkly ... or clear ... or partially cloudy ... but not cold. We walked and walked and walked.

We ate.

We viewed and viewed and viewed.

And I revived. Fresh breezes blew their salts through my head, and I feel awake again at last.

I also feel ... um ... well, rehydrated, I suppose. Baths are good. Baths are very, very, very good.

4 comments:

Eva said...

Sounds lovely. I'm jealous. What I would do for a warm sea breeze . . . .

Stephanie said...

Hahahaha! Um ... Eva, evidently you have not visited the Oregon (or Washington) coast. Fresh, yes. But warm? Sometimes not even in July or August. Invigorating. Chilly - but not "too" chilly for this native Oregonian. I went to school in the Gulf region -- there were warm sea breezes there -- they confused me. Salt air is not supposed to be warm. (My husband would move to a tropical paradise in a heartbeat - he is of the warm salt breeze school of thought.)

Eva said...

But you're in CA, right Stephanie?

Stephanie said...

No, I'm a Pacific Northwesterner, born and bred. Also, on the ocean side of the mountain range (the "Maritime Northwest") where the rocks weep water all year long. I grew up in Portland, and now I live in the Columbia Gorge, about 45 miles east of Portland, where Lewis & Clark first found tidal evidence and knew they were getting close to the ocean. (I think that's why I love it - it feels like the ocean must be around the next bend in the Columbia.)