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The search for ominous scenery.

                         The search for ominous scenery.


Last summer while in San Francisco, we drove up the coast to Bodega Bay.
I had been around those parts years before camping on Dillon Beach.
While in full daylight, there was nothing much to remember.
A sleepy coastal town in California, worn out looking with overcast skies.
Bodega Bay is notable in history.
The filming for the Hitchcock movie “The Birds” was there.
Other narratives of the screen are.. I know what you did last summer, The Fog, The Goonies and Sleepwalkers.
Perhaps I needed to be there for days or weeks in order to feel the energy that could give such a gloomy nature to the land and sea.
The bays and bridges in Northern Cali do have a melancholic dreamlike state.
Potential for the unknown and otherworldly.
As we drove up the coast highway, I couldn’t think too much about the history…those curvy winding roads made my ride unforgiving.
My only thought was the motion sickness. 
I rolled down the window of the rental car, closed my eyes, and smelled the miles of eucalyptus trees with no menacing birds in sight.