Sharing Beach Walks, Old and New
Eons ago, I had the luxury of six weeks traveling around Asia, a rare break floating between years of living in Japan and a return to living in the U.S.
One of the places my husband and I stayed was a sea turtle refuge on the east coast of Malaysia. Visitors were woken before dawn by staff to run down to the beach with flashlights and see the last straggling baby turtles make their way to the water, inviting visitors only after turtles emerged and made their way to safety. Turtle egg poachers were as big a concern as natural predators.
We met a wonderful couple from the Netherlands during our stay at that Malaysian turtle beach, and have remained friends decades later. They visited us in the US, and we visited them in the Netherlands.
Life sometimes throws us curveballs that prevent us from traveling much, but we can still enjoy looking at other places, and thinking how we may enjoy a beautiful place, whether virtually or some day in person.
Our Dutch friends’ World Walks share, this week’s highlight, starts from a city train station and ends up at the beach: Hague Central Station to Scheveningen-Netherlands. This scenic Dutch World Walks is a great example of beautiful hikes within an urban environment. Hague Central Station to Scheveningen-Netherlands ends near a scenic pier, which triggered a memory of this week’s Hike Notes from the HikingAutism archives, Pacifica Pier from Mori Point.
It’s a treat for me to vicariously enjoy walks from locations far from Northern California. Have a favorite walk? Share with readers in World Walks! Two or three sentences and photos allow other readers to share your enjoyment. See the World Walks link for how to submit your walk to share. It’s easy!
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 62): Pacifica Pier from Mori Point
Click Insights/Hike Update News for inspiring reflections. Browse hikes on the main Hikes page or on the Hike Search by Area (was Quick View Hike List) page. Click World Walks to see or share favorite family-friendly walks! Stay in touch with Lisa Louis and HikingAutism via Contact.
Check the Home page for the broader background story. If you’re not able to take one of these Northern California hikes, hopefully you can enjoy the photo galleries at the bottom of each hike page! Please feel free to share, and follow on Twitter at @HikingAutism
Sharing insights and hiking highlights (Hikes, Hike Search by Area) from the special needs caregiver front in San Francisco.