Kalmus beach was where I was headed for the sunset last night. On the map it appeared to be facing west, and it was in range of the restaurant where I was meeting an old friend last night. Re-meeting since it had been about 50 years since we’d seen each other. Both the sunset and the meeting didn’t disappoint. I walk around with a constant buzz in my chest these days. I like to think that my heart is literally warmed to be here after pining for home for a very long time. I could lament about the time I missed with these special people, in this place that I have always treasured as home, but I’m here now. And it’s the only place I want to be. In my younger years there were too many distractions, too many demands on my attention. This time of life is when you can savor just what you have, and how lucky you really are.
This last photo was taken after the tripod and camera had taken a nose dive into the wet sand. Face first, which was unfortunate for the camera with a lovely tulip shaped lens cover that stays in place and just folds and unfolds to allow the lens to zoom and retract. Sand was caked into all the nooks and crannies. I worked to get the sand out quickly since the camera would go to sleep on it’s own in a minute, and the lens cap would attempt to close. I took the picture in an effort to keep the cover open and buy some time. But it couldn’t close and I went to visit with my friend. When I got the camera out later it was closed. I will investigate further today, but first I need more coffee.