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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Why Cape Blanco?



This may seem to be a rhetorical question, but I want to answer it.  There is not a "single" reason.......there are, in fact, numerous reasons, but the past few days has brought in focus the most important reasons to be here, at this time, in Cape Blanco.

I have written on more than one occasion that after it is all said and done it is the people we meet along the way that fill our memories to the point of overflowing.  We have met a lot of people in the past 32 months, and some of them, those with whom we have really connected, continue to return to our lives at regular intervals.  That Chris and Cherie (Tales From Technomadia) were going to be spending two months here at Cape Blanco was the initial incentive for us to come to Cape Blanco, and then there was the opportunity to be able to meet Paul and Nina (Wheeling It) whose blog I have been following for some time now.  Of course, you never know if you will "hit it off" with someone, but I had a feeling we would, and as you now know, we did.  The bonus we were not counting on was meeting Gary and Angie (Grandma and Grandpa Squirrel Travel the USA) who are our immediate neighbors to our left (drivers side).  There is something about this nomadic existence that is conducive to getting to know someone on a deeper level pretty quickly....for one thing you have a lot of time to talk, and to listen.  As a result spending a month, let alone 2, with people you like allows you to get way below the surface, and the friendship bonds that are forged become quite strong.


If that was the only reason for being here at Cape Blanco that, of and by itself, would have been sufficient reason to come, but alas there is more!  


Living at Cape Blanco puts you directly in contact with nature......there are miles and miles of deserted beaches north and south, and we are within a 5 minute walk down to those beaches.  If you desire to be far from the hustle and bustle of the civilized world this is the place to find quiet.....no sirens, no airplanes taking off and landing, no traffic, and not many people.  Just walking on the beach for 30, or 40 minutes cleanses your soul, and sweeps away the clutter in our mind.


If it is hiking deserted wooded trails that one craves they are just literally out your back door....you can hike for hours and not see another person........


.....unless you wish to........



Even when we are "working" we find ourselves surrounded with spectacular scenery, and spell binding views that one never tires of seeing.....


These are the reasons we are spending two months in Cape Blanco.......can you blame us?

So, what did happen Saturday?  We took a walk on the beach in the morning, then went to "work" at 12;30.....all the time we were surrounded by people we love and respect, the ever present sound of the pounding surf, and big, long picture post card views in every direction......yep, that is pretty much what every day at Cape Blanco has been like....it is difficult to discern the difference between free time, and " work"......why should Saturday be any different?

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. We totally understand your reasons for staying at Cape Blanco for two months--we've spent time with Nina and Paul and are avid readers of Technomadia. We travel in a 1995 Country Coach motorhome. When I saw your header photo my interest was piqued and I searched your blog for interior photos--unfortunately the link in a very early blog of yours no longer works--dang it!!

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