Back in May 2011, I wrote about an epic road trip I experienced with some guy friends, driving from here in Bellingham, Washington to Mendocino, California and back in one long weekend. The occasion was my first ever AbaloneFest: a weekend of camping and merry-making and diving for abalone.
I made the trip again and posted about it in 2013, missed AbFest 2014, but today I hit the road, headed for this year’s festivities.
And, it couldn’t come at a better time. I’ve been feeling in a bit of rut lately, getting worn down by the day-to-day grind of work and other routines.
It’s tremendously therapeutic, taking a break like this, having concentrated time with friends, traveling through less-familiar landscapes, enjoying extended contact with and connection to nature, relaxing, and even reveling.
As a result, though, things will be quiet here at Fish & Bicycles.
While I’m gone, if you’re so inclined, please feel free to browse around in any of the following ways:
- Tags: In the sidebar, under Stuff About…, you can click on any of the Tags and see all the posts I’ve done that have at least something to do with those topics.
- Recurring Series: At the top of the page, hover over the Recurring Series drop-down menu and select from options like Celebrating Progress, which applauds businesses adopting sustainable practices; Eyecatchers, a collection of photos, graphics, and videos that have, well, caught my eye; Video Fridays, my favorite video of the week pick; and more.
- Archives: Towards the bottom of the sidebar, select a specific month to see everything I posted in that time period.