Sunny day on the beach

I’m no real fan of blue skies days. I mean, I don’t think every blue-sky warm day is “beautiful,” as I so often hear. Give me some clouds, a little fog, wisps of mist. Variety.

   Well, after lots of weeks of rain and dark skies, it was sunny today, and it was “beautiful.”Such a change.

    I’ve started paddling again (inspired by a young neighbor/waterman who paddles at night), and went paddling in the channel around noon today, crossed to the other side and spent an un-planned hour or more beachcombing, running, wading along the sandy beach. You brothers and sisters of the beach tribe will understand when I say it was an exquisite beach day (you can never tell until you get there, right?).

  Very few people on beach, bit of breeze so air was fresh, clear green water flowing in the shallows, lotsof new shells. The light, shadows, the warm sun, foam from small waves breaking on sand…all working together. I was so excited!

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Sunny day on the beach

  1. Lloyd….you've heard of armchair quarterbacks, right? Well….I'm more than occasionally an "armchair Lloyd". Whether you're hanging out with your buddy riding the zipline or skipping around in a tidal pool…I'm with you. Thanks for being around… (ran in the fog here in North Carolina this morning…driven these mountain roads a thousand times but you don't really see them until you are out at 5 in the morning in the pea soup fog…even if you can't see 10 feet in front of you).

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