Take a Pause
What do we need for a “vacation break” from the everyday strains of life?
Airplane tickets to an exotic locale?
Keys to a pricey hotel room?
Extended time off from job or home duties?
None of the above.
We need the ability to stop for a moment.
To take a deep breath.
To find momentary peace of mind.
Look out a window. Step outside the door and look up at the sky. Walk to the nearest open space and look toward the horizon.
Take sixty seconds in the morning to notice the sunrise. Sixty seconds in the evening to soak up the sunset. Sixty seconds any time to stop and think of nothing.
I am grateful to live in an area with countless locations for enjoying scenic “take a pause” moments. This week’s Hike Notes introduce a China Beach Stroll. This little cove behind San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood offers dramatic views of the Marin Headlands, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the wide Pacific, all from a small patch of beach.
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Hike Notes 41: China Beach Stroll
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