I think I see a kayak ride in my very near future!
Okay, got this one covered…I’m a California girl through and through and I love Summer! So for this challenge, I couldn’t just do one photo, I had to do a series of them.
Summer to me represents Sun, Surf, Sand and Kayaking so here are a few shots from some Summers past.
Loved this challenge! Heading to Hawaii in about a month so this has put me in the mood.
These kayaks belong to my husband and me. This picture was taken a summer or two ago when we docked in Half Moon Bay for a lunch break.
Ocean Kayaking is my favorite sport. I can’t explain it but it is a euphoric feeling for me to glide through the ocean waters, listening only to the rhythmic sound of the salt water splashing against my kayak, and sharing my day with sea otters, seals and seagulls who circle around me with curiosity. It is I who has invaded their territory, so I move with respect for their domain. This is a gift that reminds me of how small I am and makes me appreciate the wonders of the world. Sounds cheesy I know, but this is one of the things in life that centers me. What centers you?
(My apologies ~ not a great quality photo but I liked the image for the challenge.)
Today’s ornament is a local one. I call this one “My Happy Place” ornament because this is from Santa Cruz, CA ~ one of my favorite spots to chill and just be myself. The kayak represents my favorite sport, ocean kayaking and I love the easy-going, Beach Boy vibes of a woody…I can hear California Girls playing now. When I see this ornament, it puts a smile on my face, I feel the warmth of the sunshine and I’m floating on the water amongst the sea lions and otters. For me, this is my heaven. What’s yours?