Hey guys! I hope you had a wonderful week!
If you were here last week, you know that last Friday my hubs and I took a trip to Doran Beach in Bodega Bay, California.
We took the scenic route to Bodega Bay which is a three hour drive from our house. We got there just before 11am and planned to spend a few hours on the beach before we headed back.
What we were totally not prepared for was the warm and gorgeous weather! Since it was February, we were fully expecting it to be overcast, windy and cold and we dressed accordingly. It was so warm we could have gotten away with wearing shorts and t-shirts. Many of the people there (who were much better prepared for their day at the beach) were sunbathing in swimsuits. Lesson learned: be prepared for any type of weather when going on a day trip! But we still had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful weather despite being “overdressed”.
If you have never been to California, you might be surprised to learn that most California beaches lean towards cooler temperatures most of the year. California beaches are usually depicted as tropical-like paradises with tons of warm sunshine, tanned surfers and bikini-clad bodies. And that is mostly true for the very southern part of the state. But once you start heading north, the beaches cool down considerably and you won’t find much in the way of people in bikinis or surfers (unless they are in full wetsuits). However, what are northern beaches lack in warm and sunny weather they more than make up for with gorgeous rocky shorelines mixed in with the beaches and stunning tide pools that can be explored for hours.
The next day we cut a few almond trees that fell in our orchard during a windstorm a couple weeks prior.
We lease our almond orchard so we don’t farm it ourselves, but when the trees fall we will cut them up and take the wood to use as firewood in our wood stove. We do this so the guys who lease our land don’t have to pay someone to cut them up and we get free firewood so it’s win-win. As weird as it may sound, I enjoy cutting trees up for firewood. I love working outdoors in nature and it’s great exercise (I know this because the day after I feel like a truck hit me). 🙂
In honor of Valentine’s Day this Sunday we are featuring hearts as our theme for this week!
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