Looking for a way to reduce your stress? Go outside and walk through a park. Seriously. Maybe one of our best and most relaxing walks was in Point Lobos State Reserve on the California coast.
Imagine sunny California, not too hot, with the pounding Pacific surf. The waves crash on the rocks sending sprays up ten and twenty feet.
The ocean is a swirl of blues and whites.
Elephant seals are swimming just off the shore. Add to that a great variety of enchanting wildflowers and huge gnarled cypress trees.
Placid tidal pools dot the massive rocks.
The only sounds you hear are waves crashing and birds calling to each other. Where are the birds? Some are nested on the rock cliffs, but only quiet observation will help you find them.
We were on a hike but covered very little distance. We found too much to see and enjoy in the later afternoon sun. Taking photos just added to our pleasure.
A scenic and very relaxed kind of day …