Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Greetings from the edge of the world

I'm still trying to figure out the internet connectivity in the house where I'm staying so I was FORCED to come to the Headlands for tea and a pastry this morning in order to access some files.

I'm in Fort Bragg on and off through the summer, doing pulpit supply to fill in for a seminary classmate who has taken his family (5 kids!) to Alaska where they will live in a 600 square foot hut and do commercial fishing. So it's a bit rich of me to complain about spotty web browsing.

Fort Bragg, if you don't know, is on the coast. This is the view when I am driving from their house to the church. (I didn't take the picture while driving; I walked back yesterday and stood in the middle of the street.) It hadn't really occurred to me before that I live where the land comes to an end. Awesome, in the literal sense of the word. I wish the picture gave you a better sense of that.

More as it occurs, and as I am able.


it's margaret said...

Love Fort Bragg. Love it. Yes, the edge of the world.

Big creeper waves too, you know what I mean? (sudden large waves that seem to come out of nowhere)

Laura Toepfer said...

Yeah, it's pretty amazing. I thought I lived close to the ocean in the Bay Area, but it's a totally different deal here.