On The Road, Part 1: En Route to Santa Barbara, Seacliff

I’ve been on a hiatus with my postings. As much as I would like to say I was on a sabbatical, my only reason is that life and work proceeded to take over my hours until I finally looked at the calendar and realized 2011 is of yesteryear.

Clearly seeing that I needed to take a deep breath, I started 2012 with a nostalgic meandering drive through Pacific Coast Highway (California Route 1), and headed for Santa Barbara.

My dear friend Katie gave me a coin that’s ‘HEAD/HEART’. The Head is usually the driver for me and the Heart always takes a back seat… But this time, I let the Heart run free. When it crossed my mind to exit at random points, I got off without thinking twice and without someone countering my initiatives. The lack of planning (and companion) was rather liberating.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to check out Seacliff/Rincon Beach. With my eyes wide open, I admired all the campers in their trailers, the surfers dotting the ocean, the occasional sprint of a dog chasing the waves, the salty breeze that Californian’s can’t live without… Each passing minute pumped new life into my soul.

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Dear Reader,

Whatever you’re doing, pause for a minute. Take a deep breath.

Surfer at Rincon Beach / Seacliff / Pacific Coast Highway
Surfer at Rincon Beach / PCH © 2012 Shiela Hizon
Rincon Island / Richfield Pier / Rincon Beach / Seacliff / Pacific Coast Highway
Rincon Island / Rincon Beach / Seacliff / PCH © 2012 Shiela Hizon

Surfers at Rincon Beach / Seacliff / Pacific Coast Highway [Hipstamatic/iPhone]
Surfers at Rincon Beach / Seacliff / PCH © 2012 Shiela Hizon
Rincon Beach / Seacliff / Pacific Coast Highway [Hipstamatic/iPhone]
Rincon Beach / Seacliff / Pacific Coast Highway © 2012 Shiela Hizon

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