Into the Storm

About 10:30 last night, wind howling, rain pouring, I got suited up full Patagonia rain gear, sou’wester hat, put on head lamp and went down to beach and faced the storm.

Wind so strong, raindrops felt like bullets on my face. I experimented leaning into the wind; I could lean forward maybe 10-15 degrees and the wind held me up.

Waves were pounding and there was lots of surf froth, like whipped cream. Decided not to shoot pics since doing so would spoil the experience.

Back home to shot of whiskey and hot bath.

There’s so much you can do to boost chi by engaging the elements.


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:

8 Responses to Into the Storm

  1. I do that when the fall storms are hitting Lake Michigan. Feels like you’re talking directly with mother nature

  2. Yes! And in a hurricane, you can get that lean angle even more acute! What a feeling, no human intervention required.

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