A day of rest or at least no long distance driving just exploring the beautiful area here.
The High Sierra Nevada is wonderful - full of mountain roads leading to isolated lakes of exquisite beauty.
But this morning i was adamant to do a little bit of exercise - like almost 3 hours of it kayaking around and across beautiful Crowley Lake (a natural reservoir for LA) ! - watching the seagulls come in and the masses of pelicans bombing down onto the lake.
Drove also up to Convict Lake another beautiful place close by between the
Weather perfect - warm, some breeze and no humidity - was even too badly tempted today and drove California style with cut trousers and trainers - what would they think back at home :)!
There really is a true California feel here even if I'm still away from the 'West Coast' vibe - can't explain it but I know I'm here at last on the west side of the country.
This beautiful place called Rainbow Tarns, 7000 ft high in the High Sierra, watching in a hammock this evening an orchestrated dance of bats swooping down and skimming the surface of the tarns next to the house in the coming of night - and what a spectacular sunset - greens, blues, oranges, reds everything under the setting sun ...
Drinks in the evening too with the hosts and their lovely half welsh, half Australian sheepdog who I'm told has a 6th sense, telling stories of bears coming down into the gardens looking for apples in their trees - I think I'll lock my door tonight and put any food in the kitchen fridge ;)
Air so clean and silence, besides the sound of the bubbling flow of water into the tarns, at night wonderful. Why is time going by so quickly? A phenomena I've never truly understood when other moments in life can go by so painfully slow. I feel I just want to grasp and retain every single memory of what has been experienced so far and put it in a 'life' bottle - and pour it out whenever I wanted to see and feel all those amazing, positive experiences again.