Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lover's Point: My Heart Will Always Face West

A few shots of Monday's adventure at Lover's Point in Monterey California.










I saved this photo for last because it's my favorite.
I fell in love with that rock.


 Lover's Point in Monterey, California 
One of the few places on the West Coast where the sun rises over the sea.
Like all oceans, you can smell it before you see it; and it's comforting.
Even over craggy cliffs and slippery rocks where the man next to you holds your hand and forbids you to inch any further toward the enticing edge, you feel comforted by the familiar smell, sounds, and sight of the ocean you grew up loving.

I think I might cry when I finally leave it- the Pacific, I mean. Funny how we become attached to certain things overtime. An ocean's an ocean, right? They're all magnificent, am I correct? Still, it's odd to me there aren't ocean sunsets on the East Coast. It was an unexpected and oddly alarming realization that came over me a few days ago.

Fortunately, there will be ocean sunrises and I have a feeling those will be just as spectacular.

But still... my heart will always face West.





27 comments:

  1. Lovely post. I don't ever think about those little things I might miss if I ever move from the west coast. I cant wait for you to share pics of the sunrise.

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  2. I am wondering why I'm not there and am not surprised you are sad about leaving. Beautiful. There are some beautiful oceans on the East Coast too. For every reason that you will miss Cali, you will find a new reason to love your new home. xo

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  3. You can always come back! I do love the Pacific coast, too! (Even though the water is sooo COLD)... To me ocean isn't ocean - the Atlantic is spectacular, the Mediterraean sea rather disappointing.

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  4. These shots are exquisite, Tiffany! Even though I was practically raised in SoCal, being born in NYC, I feel that I'm still an East Coast Girl at heart. That said, I think that, after a move, you simply become a little bit of both. Things will work out for you on the East, Tiffany. Plus...you'll have Mr. Branflake! :)

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  5. Oh the beauty of nature...hopefully you do get to enjoy ocean sunrises! That and many crab cakes in MD!

    xoxo,
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  7. i'm an east coast gal - so i know i'd cry if i had to leave it for the West - i feel ya girl!

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  8. No wonder you are sad - what a spot. Such unspoiled nature too. I would love to roam about there by the ocean with you;) XX

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  9. When I moved to California, I missed the East Coast very much. But I found plenty to love there, although I did eventually leave. Your move will be the opposite but I know you will find plenty to love here!

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  10. I'd shrivel up and die if you took me out of Texas.

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  11. Beautiful! These photos are just amazing!

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  12. I am back in CA now and that is somewhere I never visited during my 9 years living there...I might have to check it out, how peaceful! :)

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  13. It's funny, I hadn't even thought of the fact that I'd never seen an ocean sunset until moving out West–no wonder they always seem so incredible!

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  14. Amazing pics!
    Love the bird on the rock!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. That's amazingly beautiful...I haven't spent enough time visiting the West, but truthfully, my heart lies with the East! :)

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  16. I'd never thought of that before though it seems so obvious! Beautiful photos. I wouldn't mind living on a coast.

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  17. I know what you mean bout leaving the coast... I feel the same about it!

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  18. I love the ocean pictures. I felt the same way when I moved from CT to VA. Although VA and the Carolinas have some pretty beaches, they're hours away from me :(

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  19. Sadly, the potomac river in dc has nothing on the pacific, but there are a lot of beautiful (and warm!) Beaches along the coast. We vacationed in the outer banks in nc growing up. Talk about some beautiful sunrises!

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  20. Such beautiful photos. I'm sorry you'll miss the ocean sunsets once you move :( but you will have some lovely ocean sunrises, I'm sure!! <3

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  22. I live on the Texas Gulf Coast and have never had to choose between an ocean sunrise or sunset. I got them both. I loved growing up 2 block from Galveston Bay and seeing the sun come up or go down over the water are some of my happiest memories. Congratulations on becoming a dual coast girlie!

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  23. Wow, it is so beautiful. Maybe you will become a morning person now :) I definitely understand being attached like that... I will be sad to leave our Great Lakes, particularly if we end up landlocked! It truly feels like watching an ocean sunset when watching it set over Lake Michigan or Superior. And there is no salt or jellyfish or other creatures I'd rather avoid. This is the first time I'm realizing we're going to be leaving them. Girl, we have a lot of change coming our way! Good thing there will be so much adventure to help compensate for the sad bits.

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  24. Tiffany,
    When I was in the process of moving to my tiny town in Massachusetts it was listed as 'Western Mass' on Craigslist. I must have spent three or four weeks thinking "wow! I must be close to the ocean!" before I had the biggest DUH moment that it was actually farther inland.

    Proof that my heart will always face West too! Best of luck, I'm excited to read on about your big move.

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