I'm really lucky, to live so close to such a beautiful area. 15 minutes of driving and as you climb up a hill and round a corner you're suddenly met with a breathtaking vista of crashing waves, green cliffs and a sprawling rocky beach. Sheer bliss.
I gladly scampered down the boardwalk to the beach, so happy to be out with my camera by the wind and surf. I didn't feel overly inspired to take many photos, but I was so happy to be out of the city for a change of pace.
About an hour later I returned to the car to find the passenger side window smashed in and my bag gone. Stolen! Everything! Cell phone, wallet, iPOD, work uniform and my favourite red toque with the pompom among other things.
I am feeling very unsettled, violated, and vulnerable. I am trying to find it in my heart to forgive this person (or people) but I'm definitely struggling. I try so hard to believe in the goodness of other people. But today I just don't have it in me.
Here are two pictures from before the day turned upside down. I find it hard to look at them favourably.