But, the sun also rises in the Winter. Now, more so than ever, I have to grab every opportunity that presents itself - to get away, to let the wind scrub away the worries, the stress, the niggles from my mind. Let the sunlight color my face, and let the sun burn away the clouds and the fog which collect in the winter of my mind.
On these scarce days, I will ride more, and I will write less. I will extend my ride to pull in places farther away, but perhaps not extend the lens as much to do the same. New Year's Day was one such day to extend my wine country ride out to the coast. A perfect opportunity to start the year, the best way I knew how, astride perhaps the best motorcycle that I have ever owned - the tried and tested companion of many years now, the veteran, the been through hell and back, the quirkier now than before, but still the very enjoyable FJR.
I hope you enjoy the images that follow. I am going to be writing less, but I am hoping the images will convey more than my words could manage. Happy New Year!
|Leave the archway open, let the sun shine through..|
|Look beyond the rocks, and learn to ride the waves..|
|Don't be afraid of going to the edge, but do come back..|
|Let the surf break on and scrub the rocks in your mind..|
|Extend and pull in those who are further away..|
|Find a way through the rocky seaboard, to the sandy beach.|
|Yearn the ocean blue, take it back with you in your heart.|