Sunday, February 15, 2009
The day after
OH, what a relief to have escaped another holiday of Great Expectations. Today, we took a long walk on the beach,my hubby and I, following the Sixes down to Cape Blanco, a couple of miles of stunning views, watching fishermen sitting patiently to catch steelhead on the shores of the river. Many more fishermen were in boats, up the river for miles, hoping that the opened dunes would help the fish navigate up the river. I wrote about the Sixes on my birthday, a few posts ago.
The temperature was in the mid fifties, no wind, no rain, just sunshine here and there. We spent the morning walking the trails at Cape Blanco, following the Sixes to its end, all the way to the Pacific.
We had made a bucket list before we retired. At the top of my list was a place close to the water. On the husband's list was a place with lots of trees and mountains.
We have both, plus miles and miles of wild rivers and Pacific coastline to explore. Some things worked out. For those of you in your working years,it was not easy and automatic at all. We had to keep on refining and prioritizing. We had to accept defeat and disappointments. We had to forgive each other for just being human.
Looking back, life was manageable. Looking ahead, we know that as long as we can depend on each other's strength and support, life will be manageable. We have many days after to learn from, to guide our steps.