Sunday, May 10, 2020

When the beach is "Closed"

What to take to the beach when the beach is closed:

just myself.

and maybe chapstick, a book, bobby pins, hair ties, and some snacks.

but mostly myself.

written at 12:50pm while waiting to get into the car
because we all know once your in the car you can sit down and enjoy the journey

Peppermint oil, and sweaters too! This is the Oregon coast we're talking about.


Turns out all I needed was:

water, a hair tie, a sweater, and some snacks.

but mostly myself.

Yesterday, was the kind of day I would journal about. Keegan's family and I drove in two cars to a closed beach on the Oregon coast. This Oregon girl sat distressed the first part of the car ride- it was too hot. 84 degrees. But I knew that once arriving at the coast it would feel like winter had come back to greet me. 

When we got there all the signs read closed and there was a small spark that was lit within me. To go somewhere you aren't supposed to is one of the most exciting feelings. I put my sweater back on as I got out of the car. Together, 11 people, walked past the do not enter signs and hiked down the trail to the beach. 

The beach was lonesome until we came to admire it's waters and run barefoot in the sand. We made two fires. One for food and the other for warmth. 65 degrees and wind makes for hands that numb quickly. Kids ran on the beach and 

I sat rather quiet that whole time. Thinking about how I felt connected to the earth at that moment but so separated from people at times. Sometimes I feel oceans away from who I am at the core but that's okay because there moments in which, for a small amount of time, I feel like myself. 

Sneaking to the beach is one of those, now more rare moments, that I feel like myself.

written the next day


12 comments

  1. Bet the beach was fun!!! Chapstick is definitely an essential ;D

    MB: keturahskorner.blogspot.com
    PB: thegirlwhodoesntexist.com

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    1. Yes, Keturah, it was! Oh my goodness, I have no idea what I would do without it.

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  2. girl yes... i want to go to the west coast one but also the beach out there.. i miss it..

    https://cjm98.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's one of the best places! I would miss it too! I think I did for a little too.

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  3. THE BEACH!!!!!!!! I haven't gone in a few years and miss it. <3

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    1. I am sure you do! Go sometime soon in dreamland! (;

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  4. Sounds nice. ;)

    astordetective.blogspot.com

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  5. What a lovely way to momentarily let go of the things that are bothering us, the sea is indeed one of the best places to just think and be at your own pace and moment.

    Glad you enjoyed the trip, Vanessa :) New reader here!

    Cheers,
    Hanna / Heydays With Hanna

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    1. Hi Hanna! Welcome to my space! You summed up a lot of what I feel towards this post perfectly.

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  6. Love the beach! Sometimes you got to ignore a sign. XD

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