Behold the magnificent expanse of the Pacific Ocean! OK, even if you can't
see the whole thing at once, chances are the drops you see here
have been everywhere--from cloud to mountaintop to river to ocean and back
to cloud again, with visits to plants and lungs along the way.
It was a long day. From couch to van to Records to
lunch to van to
dinner to Hemlock
Tavern where I filmed
Twins but didn't project anything because of low ceilings and it was
too crowded. At lunch I had joked about my deferred
dream of being a drifter, but after the show with no place to go we all got
a taste of that lifestyle by parking at the beach. Unlike Seattle, the
beaches here don't close and there were many fires going when we arrived
around 2 a.m. We didn't have wood so we stood in a tight
circle and warmed ourselves from a small bottle of Hornitos. Jesse found
a cantaloupe, coconut, and pineapple just lying on the sand.
We picked 'em up to eat later for breakfast. Dan and I tried to sleep outside
but it was too cold so we piled into the van around 5 a.m.
There was a $76 parking ticket on the windshield--more than we would have
paid for a hotel. Oh well, it was nice to fall asleep to
the sound of waves and friends snoring in a crowded smelly space, even if
I couldn't move my cramped neck after sleeping in my seat.