Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Full Moon Adventure at Costanoa - Goal setting


Just got back from my "full moon" goal setting retreat at the Costanoa camp grounds in Pescadero CA. It was one of those perfect days to be at the beach. It was warm with a light breeze and no one was at the campground or at the beach. When we (my husband decide to go with me) arrived, we hiked down to the beach (photo on the left is looking back to the camp ground from the ocean, about 1 1/2 miles away) and when we came over the last sand dune we stepped on to a beautiful sandy beach with no one in sight. Photos really can't captures the peacefulness of the moment. We then hiked up to a look out post that had some benches and watched the waves crashing along the rocks. We hiked for about four hours before settling down to listing our life goals. I did try and take a night time hike, but the abundance of skunks (forget about the mountain lions) made it impossible, even with night scope. The smelly guys were all over the place and are not afraid of humans. The reason for the retreat was to go over our list of 101 things we want to do in our lives. I did 26 things from my list last year and deleted several other things. It took me most of the day to update my list to 101. It's not a easy as it sounds, although Doug was able to do his in a few hours.

6 comments:

Lydia said...

Wow. What a beautiful place. I'm going to have to start a list and put that beach on it! Gorgeous.

Sorry about the skunks.

plg said...

Pescadaro......did you get any hot artichoke bread while out there? Oh, that sounds so good right now & listening to the ocean.....it's all coming back to me!

Flatfish said...

Yep we picked up the bread before we got to the camp site and of course ate most on the road. :)

c_feige said...

Gorgeous photos...bring back memories of Girl Scout campouts in the early 60's up in the hills from there at Butano...don't remember too many skunks but there was plenty of poison oak...

toners said...

What an awesome thing to do together :) Are you going to share some of your list with us?

LOL about the skunks though!

Debbie said...

Never would have thought about skunks!