A couple of weeks ago, on a fine warm Sunday afternoon, I found myself wandering along a scenic trail in the Marin Headlands, just a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. I spend a lot of time in this national park (technically it’s a National Recreation Area). Close to the city, it feels like you’re hundreds of miles from civilization. Abandoned military bunkers dot the area, and on this day I found a perfect spot to perch on the “roof” of a bunker. Since these structures are dug into the ground, the roof is actually at ground level.
It was an unusually warm day at the ocean with only a slight breeze. I sat down cross-legged on the concrete roof, feeling a little like one of the native lizards sunning itself on the warm surface. I pulled out my knitting and spent hours working on a new project while listening to the ocean waves crashing onto the rocks below. As the sun fell lower in the sky and evening approached, I found it very hard to leave and make the 45 minute drive home. I’m tremendously grateful I live so close to such a wonderful place. Sun, ocean and knitting – what’s not to love?
PS: Pictured with my knitting is a Large Yarn Pop project bag. I discovered these wonderful project bags at Stitches West this past February and currently own three. They are of the highest quality fabric, lined, and feature a heavy-duty zipper that does NOT snag your yarn. Highly recommended. Check them out here: Yarn Pop.