art Mendocino Coast in Northern California is a very popular destination for tourists. The locals enjoy it too. Wild salmon for "sports fishermen" is available in the local stores and restaurants. We recently spent a few days with friends watching the waves, sampling the local wines and enjoying a relaxing retreat from the hustle bustle of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Music: Dreams of Alwyn
(Isle of Innisfree)

Mendocino Coast in Northern California

There is a subtle seductiveness to the Mendocino coast
This thought occurred to me while sipping coffee and munching toast
Sitting on the deck looking out at the sea
I felt the ancient surges swelling up in me
The birds floated by in an overcasted sky
Flapping no wings they effortlessly fly
The waves roll in relentlessly crashing on the rocks
I notice then that I am still in my socks
Realizing that my mind had been seduced
And my thoughts dramatically reduced
I contemplate spending the rest of the day
With my mind casually drifting away
Suddenly I spot a sailboat far out to sea
Like a hawk my attention is focused for me

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