Exploring Fort Bragg

near Fort Bragg on the way to Glass Beach

I am an explorer.  I need not imagine what it must have been like to be Magellan, Cabrillo or Drake.  When I visit Fort Bragg and Mendocino for the first time, it is my discovery, and I am filled with wonder anew at the beauty of the California coast.

One difference between me and the first European explorers and settlers of America is that I have no instinct or desire to claim or possess it.  Other inhabitants were here, are here.  It would never occur to me to take it or to steal treasure.

I feel gratitude for the gift and opportunity to witness the natural landscape for myself.  I tread lightly in order to leave a small footprint  as undetectable as possible.  I wish nature to remain in the care of Mother Nature, for I cannot improve upon it.  I am far from perfect, but the Earth and the Universe are perfect.




About goldenbearflyer

Robert Martz is a writer who doesn't make any money writing, so he keeps a day job in finance. He lives and works in Walnut Creek, CA. He began blogging in 2011 as a way of taking responsibility for and finding a place to put his thoughts and feelings. He loves to eat, cook, and travel. He volunteers, practices yoga, runs, bicycles, hikes, and explores nature with passion and a child-like sense of wonder. He is inspired by his amazing friends, doers and other writers. Check out another of his blogs at http://goldenbearflyer.webnode.com/.
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