After a wonderful morning walking along Rialto Beach (see blog post here), we returned to our hotel in Forks.
Forks lays claims to two things: being the rainiest town in the contiguous United States (and living in drought-stricken LA I wouldn’t mind living there right now) and as the town where author Stephenie Meyer based her Twilight saga novels.
After dinner in town some of us made the fourteen-mile trip back to the beach for the sunset.
While it wasn’t the greatest sunset I have ever witnessed, the beauty was seeing the cloud formations and water in the ever-changing light. And, after all, each sunset is special in its own way as the laws of probability say it cannot be duplicated.
And sharing the experience with many other people who had come to the beach probably with the same hope of observing something magical.
I have a special affinity for the ocean. As much as I love the mountains, the desert, the forests… even lakes… nothing does it for me like the ocean.
The combination of the clouds, the water, the rocks and the fading sun… all encountered in silence… was worth making the trip back rather than catching the latest news on CNN back at the motel.
I could understand how Stephenie Meyer could imagine vampires lurking, waiting for the last embers of the sun to disappear into the horizon.
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