The Lost Coast

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I celebrated my birthday last week, by going on a road trip to Humboldt County. The trip was a birthday gift, and I can’t think of a more precious gift for an adventurer/avid hiker/photographer ( than time together on a road trip, to one of the worlds most amazing places, with nothing more on the agenda than to enjoy and have fun. It was a magical weekend; with lots of laughter, an abundance of good food/local wines, and of course hiking at the Lost Coast.

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I would go as far as saying that it was my happiest birthday so far. Which makes me very excited about the year to come!

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We experienced all kinds of spectacular weather; foggy mornings, rain, sun, cloudy skies, clear skies, winds, waves, low tide, and high tide. My friend and I literally used every minute of daylight that there was, by getting up and going outside long before the sun was up, both Saturday and Sunday.

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Some cheeky waves, brought the tide in faster than we imagined they would. We actually made a rookie mistake and got trapped by some growing tide pools the first morning. Nothing scary, but we had to wade through them. It was more of an adventure. We were close to land. (I don’t take it lightly, I have a lot of respect for the ocean.)

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The tide pools grew fast on the first part, of our first hike. I took this photo (above) after safely wading through them, getting up on a sand dune. My hiking boots stayed dry 🙂

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.

– James Gates Percival

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On Sunday, our last day, the tide was low. The beach transformed into a different world, full of beautiful drift wood and seashells. I picked the three most beautiful seashells to bring home to my daughter. She was thrilled. My heart is bursting with gratitude that I once more got to experience this beautiful part of our State.

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You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.

Roman Payne

I took hundreds of photos, and I’ll share more later. I still have plenty of photos to edit from the road trip in the beginning of last week (gorgeous wild horses in Nevada, and a beautiful day in Lake Tahoe.) Life is good here in northern California. I hope your week is everything you wish for so far.


Ms Zen


27 Comments on “The Lost Coast

  1. Happy belated birthday!
    I once spent a few days on the Lost Coast and found it to be beautiful and wild. I loved the pelicans flying in formation, the birds nesting in the cliffs and the black stone beaches. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos. 🙂

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday! I loved your photos and your blog. I am looking forward to seeing the wild horses from Nevada, and your adventures in Tahoe. I grew up in Northern California, so I look forward to your updates.

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    • Thank you so much! I’m very happy that you enjoy my posts, I really enjoy your beautiful blog. I promise to feed you more beauty from northern California ❤

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  8. I’d have loved it there. Woods used to be my natural landscape of choice, but these days it is the coast. My surname in Celtic means ‘settlement by the sea’ so it must be in my DNA!
    And yes: ‘The world is full of poetry’.
    Hope you had a good birthday, mine is in two days. December babies, eh? 😀

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    • It is an amazing place. I bet your coast is amazing as well. I love the ocean, I love visiting a few times a year. I have too much respect for it to have any longing to live there. Mountains is my natural landscape by choice.

      Happy early birthday fellow Sagittarius 🙂

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    • Thank you Jules! It is a very special place. A long portion of the coast is undeveloped, there’s no road passing by, that is my favorite part 🙂


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  14. So many breathtaking shots, it’s hard to pick a favourite!
    (Also a belated thank you for following!)


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