They say life’s about the journey, not the destination, and that goes double when traversing the California coastline. A tide of bright yellow beach primrose and sweet fennel define your path to the shore. The mix of sunscreen and sagebrush transport you back to the summer days of your childhood that stretched out forever, always ripe with possibility.
The blooms give way to rockier terrain; local lizards dart across the path; the once distant crashing waves grow louder as they call to you, hypnotize you, draw you into their ancient spell. These sensations stir a familiar excitement within the pit of your stomach as you get closer to that sun-baked sand. Its details like these that turn a summer moment into a cherished memory.