Thursday, August 13, 2009

West Marin Weekend

When My Beloved and I tied the knot 10 years back, we received as a wedding gift a weekend at my friend Bonnie's vacation home on Tomales Bay, out in the western side of Marin county. The house is unique, set as it is on pilings at the far end of a very long dock, so the house is completely surrounded by water. Gulls, pelicans and twittering swallows fly by at eye level. Envious kayakers scull over to get a closer look. The sun rises in an amazing fireball across the water. Windy afternoons turn to tranquil nights and peaceful mornings. Moonrise is spectacular in this place.

We loved it.

Ten years later, Bonnie had the idea to reprise the gift as a celebration of our 10th anniversary and we settled on last weekend as The Date. She even stocked the fridge with champagne and cheeses. It's no wonder I've kept this friendship through 45 years and counting. One doesn't let friends like this ever get away!

This is half the view from our Honeymoon-Plus-Ten cottage, at sunset. Oh, yes.

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Blogger dancingmorganmouse said...

Wow, beautiful in so many ways.

Thursday, August 13, 2009  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Oh. My. Goodness!

Thursday, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Greg said...

Wow! Very very Wow!

Thursday, August 13, 2009  
Blogger namastenancy said...

Wow and wow and wow again. A beautiful gift to a beautiful couple.

Thursday, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your honeymoon+10 weekend in my home so much. You and your beloved simply must make this an annual romantic event. The welcome mat is always open for you guys. Namaste!

Thursday, August 13, 2009  
Blogger denise said...

Congratulations!

This view is BEAUTIFUL! I just love West Marin. Is this a place your friend rents to others or a private home?

Thursday, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Morgan, amen to that!

Cookiecrumb, I. Know!

Greg, you said it!

Nancy, couldn't have asked for nicer, that's for sure.

Bonnie, bless you - we will certainly take you up on that generous offer!

Denise, no, she doesn't rent it out - would you?? :-)

Thursday, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Anna Haight said...

How absolutely lovely! I'm glad you had such a treat, and it sounds like more is coming!

Sunday, August 16, 2009  
Anonymous Evil Empress said...

Beathtakingly beautiful! To Denise - There is a similar (meaning, on the water) cabin for rent on the Marshall side of Tomales Bay. We've stayed here several times, and have always been pleased. http://www.seamistcottage.com/seamistmain.html

Wednesday, August 19, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Anna, such a lovely spot and we lucked out with equally lovely weather.

Evil Empress, thanks for that info - I may use it in between gifts.

Thursday, August 20, 2009  
Blogger denise said...

Evil Empress, Sea Mist looks fantastic! Thank you for the link!

Saturday, August 22, 2009  

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